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Charlotte Althoff

October 10, 1921 — September 11, 2014

Charlotte Elaine Althoff, age 92 of Cannon Falls, MN died unexpectedly on Thursday evening, September 11, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Red Wing. Char was born on October 10, 1921 in Cannon Falls, the daughter of Dr. James Malcolm Alexander and Pearl (Shotola) Alexander. She grew up in Cannon Falls where her father was a local veterinarian. She graduated in 1939 from Cannon Falls High School and went on to attend one year at the University of MN. She attended St. Olaf College where she was a member of St. Olaf Choir, graduating with a degree in music. She worked for United Airlines until marrying Kenneth W. Althoff in January, 1946 at the Congregational Church in Cannon Falls. They lived in Detroit, MI, Pine River, MN and Dawson, MN until returning to Cannon Falls. She taught music at the Cannon Falls Schools, as well as providing private voice lessons. Char was an active member of St. Ansgar's Lutheran Church. Charlotte was always active in the life of the congregation and sang in the choir for many years. She was very involved in the Cannon Falls community and active in many events. She played tennis into her 80's, played Bridge, was an avid bird watcher, and enjoyed reading. She also enjoyed many years of singing with a Northfield singing group. Charlotte is survived by her three children, Bill (Nancy) Althoff and Kathleen (Dennis) Brekken, all of Cannon Falls and Jean Althoff of Boston, MA; grandsons Alexander (Wendy) Brekken, John (Renae) Brekken and Kevin Althoff; great grandchildren, Andrew, Austin and Catherine Brekken; and her sister, Kathleen "Kay" Glaess of Sulfur Springs, TX. She is also survived by loving cousins, nieces and nephews. Char was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Kenneth, on November 19, 2006. A celebration of Char's life will be Wednesday, September 17 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at St. Ansgar's Lutheran Church, with Pastors Gary Schulz and Carol Sinykin officiating. Memorials preferred to the St. Ansgar's Lutheran Church, Shepherd's Center of Cannon Valley, and Cannon Falls Education Foundation.

Funeral Home: Lundberg Funeral Home 5839 Hwy 19 Blvd Cannon Falls, MN US 55009

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Visitation
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Ansgar's Lutheran Church

7459 Hwy 19 Blvd
Cannon Falls, MN 55009

Service
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
11:00 AM
St. Ansgar's Lutheran Church

7459 Hwy 19 Blvd
Cannon Falls, MN 55009


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