Charlene Renee Larson

Larson, Char_oval-2January 1, 1959 ~ October 2, 2018

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.

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  • Taylor Berg says:

    Char, we miss you so very much. You were cherished by so many, including me. I love you, until we meet again!

  • Loris & Karen Kohler says:

    Marissa, Bre, Taylor, Mary and family,

    Words cannot express our sincere sorrow for your loss. She will be missed by all who knew her. Her quick smile and big hugs could brighten any day. She was a giver…. of dreams, of hope, and of herself.

    May there be hope, comfort, and love along with the sorrow you are feeling.
    Wish we could be there to be of some support and to celebrate the life…. that was “Char”.

    Loris and Karen

  • Jane Hawk says:

    To Terry, Lynette and all of your family, we offer our condolences.
    Jane and Max Hawk

  • Tammy Silvernagel says:

    My condolences to the family on Char’s passing. She was very special and one of my closest friends in high school. We enjoyed many wonderful memories but one that sticks out in my memory was when she drove her dad’s Corvette out to Spearfish to visit me. What a weekend! I will miss her as I’m sure will many others. Rest In Peace Char.

  • Barbara Ohnstad says:

    Char will be greatly missed!!! I worked with her for 10years! I am currently out of town so I was unable to attend her funeral! She was such a sweet lady!!! Rest in Peace!❤️

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