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Charlotte Jeanette Gress

September 6, 1924 — November 19, 2021

Charlotte J. Gress, 97, of Neillsville, WI died on Friday, November 19, 2021 at the Neillsville Retirement Community.


Charlotte Jeanette Martens was born on September 6, 1924 in Neillsville, WI the daughter of John and Frieda (Henchen) Martens.  She graduated from Neillsville High School.   On April 27, 1946 she was united in marriage to Donald Anthony Gress in Neillsville.  They had 6 children. Charlotte’s greatest joy in life was raising her family and being a mom.  She will be remembered as a wonderful mother.  She was very artistic and loved to paint and enjoyed taking painting classes.  Many wonderful memories were made going on camping trips and going to their cottage and fishing.  She loved to fish and took many fishing trips to Canada.  As the kids moved in their own directions Charlotte and Donald loved traveling together to visit them.    Charlotte was a member of the United Church of Christ and their ladies group. 


She is survived by her children: Steve Gress of Black River Falls, Sally Schmid of Sharpsburg, GA, Rebecca (Joe) Konkel of Prescott, AZ, Monte (Virginia) Gress of Neillsville and Joel (Connie) Gress of Witchita, KS, 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.


Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Bradley and siblings, Isabelle and Donald.


A private family service will be held.


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