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August 20, 1960 – Saturday, July 10, 2010

Service Information
The Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, MN
Saturday, July 17, 2010
1:30 P.M.

Visitation Information

Charlene Dianne Anderson, age 49, of Winsted, MN, passed away on Saturday, July 10, 2010, at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, MN, after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born on August 20, 1960, in Watertown, MN, the daughter of Leonard and Dianne (Pawelk) Noerenberg.

Charlene graduated from Mayer Lutheran High School in Mayer, MN.

On July 30, 1994, Charlene and Bruce Anderson were joined in holy marriage at the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Lester Prairie, MN.

For many years, Charlene and Bruce owned and operated Caring Hearts Pet Service in Winsted.

Charlene enjoyed flower gardening — she had an extraordinary green thumb, motorcycle rides, and spending time with furry friends. She was the Vikings’ biggest fan and enjoyed hosting parties and challenging friends and family to add new Vikings memorabilia to her “Vikes’ museum.”

She belonged to Prairie Community Church UCC in Lester Prairie.

Charlene is survived by husband: Bruce A. Anderson; daughters: Christy (Joel) Karels and Courtney Sitz both of Winsted; stepson: David Anderson of US Navy-Kosovo; grandchildren: Aleksey, Tucker, Rylan, Joslyn Karels and Cora Sitz; her mother & stepfather: Dianne and Chester Hoernemann of Lester Prairie; sisters: Bonnie Roy of Waconia, Debbie (Jeff) Bickman of Winsted and Sheri Noerenberg and fiancé Jake Kohler of Mound, MN; other relatives and friends and furry friends.

Charlene was preceded in death by her father: Leonard Noerenberg.

A Memorial Service for Charlene Anderson was held on Saturday, July 17th at 1:30 pm at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. Pastor Bill Baldwin officiated.

A time of gathering was held on Saturday, July 17th from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm Chilson Funeral Home.

7 Guestbook Entries

  1. Randy and LuAnn Stender

    Our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of Charlene. May all your memories bring you comfort.

  2. Gretchen and Randy Schwerin

    We want to express our sincere sympathy and to let Charlene’s family know that many thoughts are with you.

  3. Doug and Julie Hafemann

    Our sympathy to you, Bruce, and your family. May you take comfort that she is not suffering anymore.

    Doug and Julie Hafemann
    New Germany, MN

  4. Duane Yurek

    I am sorry to hear of your loss. This is a time when you can use a friend, so if I can help, give me a call. You have friends here at Littfin’s.

  5. Duane Yurek

    I am sorry to hear of your loss. This is a time when you can use a friend, so if I can help, give me a call. You have friends here at Littfin’s.

  6. Dawn Ellig/Matt Johnson

    We will truly miss this wonderful treasure. Our hearts are so heavy.

  7. Brian & Amy Weege

    Dear Charlene’s family and Bonnie:
    We are so sorry to hear about Charlene. We found out this morning in church. I hope that you find comfort in knowing Christ our Savior, and the words of family and friends during this difficult time. God’s Comfort and Peace to you…
    The Weege’s


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