Charlene R. Ogle, 68

OgleCharleneWEBCharlene R. Ogle, age 68 of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at her home in Melrose, Minnesota.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 11 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Melrose with Rev. Kevin Mann officiating.  Inurnment will take place privately at a later date.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday and 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Melrose.

Our Savior Jesus Christ has destroyed death and brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel. Let us remember with thanksgiving what God had done through His servant Charlene.

Charlene Rae Ogle was given life by her creator and was born on February 16, 1945, the child of Ray and Harriet Haugen. On April 22, 1945 Charlene received the gift of Holy Baptism and became a child of God. On April 10, 1960 she publicly confessed her faith and was confirmed. She received the precious gift of the Lord’s life-giving body and blood. Charlene was united in holy marriage to Michael Ogle on January 11, 1992 and blessed with 21 years of married life together. She was blessed with the gift of her four children. God blessed Charlene’s life with many special people as she served God in her vocations at home, church, work, and in the community. Finally, on Thursday, March 7th, 2013, God blessed Charlene with a holy death and took her home to rest in the arms of Jesus to await the resurrection of the dead.

Charlene is survived by her husband, Mike Ogle of Melrose; children, LeRae (Doug) Sanders of Amboy,  Lisa (Jimmy) Hopkins of  Elkhart, Texas, Jim (Sharon) Ogle of Sartell, and Dan Ogle of Melrose; grandchildren, Lyndsy (Geovanny), Kendra, Kacee, Anna (Jose), Ozo, Elyssa, Shaiana, Brayden, and Ricky; great-grandchild, Jayce; sisters, Valline (Jim) Sellner of Sleepy Eye and Sharon (Mike) Richardson of Mankato; and  brother, Cameron Haugen of Hanska.

Charlene was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Harmon Haugen.

The Lord gives and the Lord takes away; blessed be that name of the Lord. We give thanks to God our Father through Jesus Christ, our Lord, for our sister Charlene.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.

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