Born at home in Milwaukee, WI, January 29, 1927, to Charles and Lillian (Pflughoeft) Flaum. She was the fourth of six siblings.
Charlotte was confirmed at North Trinity Church in Milwaukee. She attended Custer High School. As a teenager she enjoyed going to roller skating rinks. On Wednesday nights she would go the movies at the Ritz Theater, because it was dish night. For 35 cents you saw a movie and got a dish.
Charlotte worked at Eclipse Plastic during WW2 and then St. Joseph Hospital, where she did nurses aide work in the premature baby unit.
She went out with friends on Christmas Day of 1945 and would meet her future husband Kenneth L. Stuettgen. They were engaged on her birthday in 1946 and married on July 6, 1946. Charlotte and Ken were blessed with three children, Patricia, Allen and Nancy.
They started to build their little two-bedroom house in Butler in July of 1948. An addition was added in 1956.
Charlotte sold Tupperware in the late 1950’s. She worked at Purity Treats in Butler and in 1966 she worked in the marking room for Kohl’s on North Avenue.
Charlotte and Ken always had a large vegetable garden and lots of flower beds around the house. You could always go to her for gardening advice. Growing violets was one of her hobbies. She would start new plants and when people admired them, she would offer them one. Charlotte’s other pastimes were Rosemaling and Country painting and paint by numbers. She would also paint and/or stain and varnish the numerous wood projects that Ken made.
Charlotte was a former Vice-president of the Butler Senior Citizens Club.
Charlotte was a long-time member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, starting there when it was a tiny church located in Butler. She was a former member of Immanuel’s Ladies Aide group.
During their marriage Charlotte and Ken traveled with family and friends in the USA and Canada.
In 2004 Ken suffered a stroke and Charlotte cared for him until his passing in 2010.
Charlotte fought through painful arthritis for many years, but then in January she suffered a stroke. She always had a fantastic memory and even though the stroke took away her ability to converse as she did before, that memory of hers was as good as ever.
We thank God for her being in our lives for so many years.
Charlotte is lovingly remembered by her daughter Patricia (the late Art), son Allen (Heidi) Stuettgen and daughter Nancy (the late Bernie) Hearley. Loving grandmother of Todd (Kristina), Donald (Desiree) Ehnert; Kenneth T. (Jennifer), Matthew, Amber, Anthony and Benjamin Stuettgen; Peter Hearley and Andrea (Scott) Reimer. Fond great grandmother of Danielle, Dylan, Warren and Wesley Ehnert; Madelyn, Levi and Kennedy Stuettgen; and Henry Reimer. Sister of Ruth Felsch. Sister-in-law of Carrol Flaum. Further survived by other relatives and friends.
Visitation Thursday, June 3, 2021 at Wisconsin Memorial Park-Chapel of the Chimes. 13235 West Capitol Dr. Brookfield from 9:30am until services at 11. Interment will follow services.
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