Memoral service was held Sept. 9
Posted Online 12 September 2006
Joseph W. Charlson, age 89, of Lake Mills, died Wednesday, September 06, 2006, at Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City, Iowa.
Funeral service was held Saturday, September 9, 2006, at Salem Lutheran Church with Pastor W. Paul Weeg officiating. Burial was at Salem Lutheran Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Otto Chose Post #235 of the American Legion.
Visitation was held Friday, September 8, 2006, at Mittelstadt Funeral Home, 902 East Main Street in Lake Mills, and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.
Joseph Wilfred Charlson was born April 23, 1917, in Center Township, Winnebago County, the son of Christ C. and Emma (Olson) Charlson. He attended country schools in Winnebago County.
Joe served his country in the Army from August 1942 to February 1946.
On March 3, 1946 Joe was united in marriage to Esther Bernice Flugum at Winnebago Lutheran Church. Esther passed away on January 15, 1981.
On April 25, 1982 Joe was united in marriage to Martha Singelstad-Holstad in Lake Mills. Martha passed away on July 8, 2002.
Joe farmed in the Leland and Lake Mills area and loved everything about “old school” farming, cows, old machinery, Farmall tractors and Model T cars. Very dear to his heart were his WWII Army buddies from Wisconsin that he stayed in contact with all these years.
Survivors include his four children, Eileen Taylor and her husband, Charles of Ventura, Harlan Charlson of Leland, Jerald Charlson and his wife, Bonnie of Leland, and LaVonne Peters and her husband, David of Clear Lake; seven grandchildren; Jonathan Taylor, Lindsay Taylor, Angela and her husband Brian Thompson, Brian Charlson, Nicole Charlson, Sarah and her husband Scott Johnson and Luke Peters; step son, David and his wife Judy Holstad of Lake Mills; and step-granddaughter, Carrie and her husband Brian Parks and family; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; step-mother, Hilma Egdal Charlson; first wife, Esther; second wife, Martha; two sisters in infancy including his twin sister, Burnette; and three brothers, Christian B, Johannas, and Carroll Charlson.
Mittelstadt Funeral Home in Lake Mills was in charge of arrangements
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