In Memory of Charlene Kallenbach

March 13, 1933 - August 12, 2020

Charlene Kallenbach, age 87, Almena, WI, passed away on Tuesday, August 12th, 2020, at Christian Community Nursing Home in Hudson, WI.

She was born on March 13, 1933, the daughter of Romie and Lucille (Lawrence) Wirth.  She graduated from Barron High School in 1951.  She attended the University of Eau Claire for two years.  On October 25, 1953, she married John Kallenbach at Prairie Farm.  Charlene and John farmed for six years near

Prairie Farm.  Thereafter, they founded John’s Mobile Homes.  Charlene was named saleswoman of the year more than once.  There wasn’t a mobile home she couldn’t sell!  Her job afforded her the privilege of being a stay at home mother to her four children as well, which was a great source of pride and joy.

Charlene enjoyed traveling with her husband in their motor home throughout the United States and especially to Texas and Mississippi, but always returned to Wisconsin which was referred to as “God’s

Country”.  She will be remembered for her cheerful, friendly personality and warm, loving smile.  She enjoyed church, community activities, and dining with friends at the local restaurants.  Charlene had a loving and giving heart.  Her humble lifestyle and strong faith were most admirable.  Charlene’s children remember their mother as the best and kindest anyone could have had.

She is survived by her three sons, Mark (Michelle), Gary (Jessica), and Alan (Michelle) Kallenbach; her one daughter, Rochelle Yambert; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Kallenbach, and one son-in-law, Jens Yambert

A graveside service was held on Saturday, August, 15, 2020 at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Ridgeland. 

Memorials can be made to Saint Matthew Lutheran Church, 315 Clinton Street S, Almena, WI, 54805.

Arrangements are being handled by Rausch and Steel Funeral Home in Barron

Last Update: Aug 17, 2020 7:50 am CDT

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