Charlene Renee Larson
Charlene Larson, 59, Sioux Falls, died Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at the Ava’s Hospice Home in Sioux Falls, after a short battle with cancer.
Memorial services will be 10:30am, Saturday, October 6, 2018, at Shalom Lutheran Church, Harrisburg, SD, with visitation beginning at 9:30am.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Char’s memory.
Charlene Renee Kelley was born January 1, 1959, in Sioux Falls, to Neil and Mary (Schlotterback) Kelley. She was raised in Sioux Falls and graduated from Brandon Valley High School in 1977. She had been a member of the BV Lynx Pom Pom Squad. Charlene began working in a vision clinic as a Technician. She eventually went to work for Eye-Site by Howlin as a Optician Tech, where she worked for approximately 20 years. In August 1985, Char married Bruce Johnson. The couple had two daughters; Breanna and Marissa.
Char was a very gifted artist and very creative with her hands. She loved making porcelain dolls, crocheting, gardening and baking. Char loved her family and her favorite pass time was being with her granddaughter, Stella. She was her pride and joy especially because they shared the same birthday.
Charlene will be deeply missed by her two daughters, Breanna (Taylor) Berg, Harrisburg, and Marissa Johnson, Sioux Falls; one grand-daughter, Stella; her mother, Mary Kelley, Sioux Falls, one brother, Teryl (Lynette) Kelley, Sioux Falls, and one nephew, Dan (Jodi) Kelley, and one niece, Alyssa (John) Metzger.
Charlene was preceded in death by her father, Neil.