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Charlotte Fowler

January 30, 1921 February 26, 2019
Charlotte Fowler
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Obituary for Charlotte Fowler

MADISON-Charlotte Fowler died at her home in Madison, on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 with her family at her side. She was born in Milwaukee, on Jan. 30, 1921, the daughter of Thomas and Charlotte McDermott. Educated in the parochial and public schools in Menominee, Mich., Charlotte graduated from Lincoln High School in Milwaukee in 1936 and from The Milwaukee State Teachers College, Class of 1940. She married James H. Fowler, an educator. They lived with their family at various times in New Orleans, Hinsdale, Ill., Kenosha, and finally here in Madison. Charlotte felt privileged to have been a 1950’s mom, active in church and civic affairs. Later, she resumed a career as a teacher in the elementary grades. Charlotte worked in the religious education departments in the parishes where the family lived and was a past president of the League of Women Voters in Kenosha. She was involved, with others, in the Clean Sweep program there. Charlotte was grateful to have lived in this country at a time that included the election of the first African-American President. Charlotte is survived by two daughters, Ann (Joseph) Recka of Green Bay and Faith (Peter) Ellestad of Madison; two sons, James (Susan) Fowler of Janesville, and Thomas Fowler of Minneapolis, Minn; grandchildren, William, Matthew and Katherine (Andrew Goetsch) Recka, Andrea (Matthew) Peot, Seth and Ethan (Susan Walden) Ellestad, Amanda (Timothy) Gronski, and Sean and Paul Fowler; and 12 great-grandchildren, Nicole and Jennifer Recka, Alexis and Josie Tremelling, Nathan Gronski, Cloe, Ethan and Christopher Fowler, Gabriel Fowler, Joseph and Charlotte Goetsch, and Jacob Peot. She has lately missed many family members and friends who have gone before her, including two daughters-in-law, Patricia and Debra; and mostly her husband, Jim. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. DENNIS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 505 Dempsey Road Madison, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2019. A meal will follow at the church hall to celebrate Charlotte’s ’s life. Burial will follow at RESURRECTION CEMETERY, 2705 Regent St., Madison. A visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass on Saturday, March 30, 2019. Charlotte’s family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to all those who allowed her to remain in her home as she wished: her Catholic Charities companions, Lisa, Mary Beth, Deb N., Sharon and Deb H.; her Home Instead helpers, Christiana, Julie and Janice; Pat and Corrine Crowley who brought her communion every Sunday, and Agrace HospiceCare for all their support during Mom’s final illness. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Catholic Charities or Agrace HospiceCare. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.

Gunderson East
Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Dr.
(608) 221-5420


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Visitation

Saturday

30

Mar

10:00 AM 3/30/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3/30/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Dennis Catholic Church (Madison)

505 Dempsey Rd.
Madison, WI

St. Dennis Catholic Church (Madison)
505 Dempsey Rd. Madison WI
United States

Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday

30

Mar

11:00 AM 3/30/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 3/30/2019 12:00:00 PM
St. Dennis Catholic Church (Madison)

505 Dempsey Rd.
Madison, WI

A meal will follow at the church hall to celebrate Charlotte’s ’s life. Burial will follow at RESURRECTION CEMETERY, 2705 Regent St., Madison.

St. Dennis Catholic Church (Madison)
505 Dempsey Rd. Madison WI
United States

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Catholic Charities

Agrace HospiceCare

5395 E. Cheryl Parkway
Fitchburg, WI 53711
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