Obituary for Charlotte M. Mathis

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Charlotte M. Mathis, 88, of La Crosse passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Benedictine Manor Assisted Living. She was born in La Crosse on July 13, 1928 to Stanley and Hattie (Pavela) Konetchy. Charlotte married Cecil B. Mathis and he preceded her in death on May 4, 1997.
Charlotte loved her Catholic faith, which was a support to her throughout her life. She was involved in many Catholic organizations as a young women and worked at the Diocese throughout her working life. Charlotte's greatest passion was her beautiful and thriving garden. She will always be remembered for her larger than life personality.
Charlotte is survived by a daughter, Toni Mathis of Rockledge, FL. and Nancy (Tom) Palazzo of Boise, ID.; and three grandchildren, Maria (Tyler) Marshall, and Rachel and Natalie Palazzo.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Violet White; and her beloved grandmother, Antonina Pavela.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Mary Mother of the Church Parish, 2006 Weston Street, La Crosse. The Reverend Brian Konopa will officiate and entombment will be in the St. Francis of Assisi Mausoleum at Catholic Cemetery. A visitation will be at the church on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until time of service.
The Dickinson Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
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