Obituary Detail

Charlotte A. Johnson - 69
12/27/1941 - 6/29/2011

Turner-Eighner Funeral Home, Somonauk, IL - Charlotte A. Johnson, 69, of Sandwich, IL passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at her home. She was born December 27, 1941 in Soldiers Grove, WI, the daughter of Alert and Corneila (Olson) Burkum. She was an Activities Assistant at Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion in Sandwich. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Rockford and a avid Cubs fan. Charlotte loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and her friends.

She is survived by two daughters, Patty (Steve) Tragarz of Sandwich, IL and Cindy (Chip) Meldrim of Winter Haven, FL; one son, Todd (Jessica) Greenwell of Grinnell, IA; nine grandchildren, Jeremy Hardman, Adam Greenwell, Megan Costanzo, Tyler Meldrim, Brandon Greenwell, Shane Meldrim, Peter Costanzo, Seth Meldrim and Mia Greenwell; three sisters, Geri (Bob) Davis of Clermont, Fl, Helen (Pete) Larsen of Caledonia, IL and Lori (Jim) Gaddis of Rockford, IL; one brother, Henry Burkum of Rockford, IL and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one grandson, James Hardman and one brother, Arolo Burkum.

Funeral Services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at Turner-Eighner Funeral Home in Somonauk with Rev. Bennett M. McNeal officiating.Visitation will be on Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until the time of services at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home . For more information or to sign the on line guest book, go to

Turner-Eighner Funeral Home
13160 Rt. 34 W.
Somonauk, IL 60552

Visitation will be on Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until the time of services at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home

Funeral Services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at Turner-Eighner Funeral Home in Somonauk

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Visitor Comments
Thinking of your family at this time. Know that the Spirit is eternal and you have been touched forever by knowing and loving her. May your sweet memories comfort you along with the love of God.
Judy Winfree
7/2/2011 4:30 PM
Dear Patty, Cindy and Todd: My deepest sympathy to you and all your families. My heart is so broken. I have so many memories of the good times we had together from Mt. Morris to Geneva. Will remember our times at the "boat". She could sit there all night! We also shared our bad times, and cried together. I have not kept in touch enough since she moved to Sandwich. Was going to call this weekend and maybe take a ride down. Too late! So Sorry, I will miss her, but will keep all of you in my parayers. I know she is in heaven watching down on all of you. She will be our "St. Charlotte" This 4th of July, she will be looking down at the fireworks!. I know some of you have birthdays this month, so do I. I will miaa her call and card! We've been friends for over fifty years and our friendship was "golden"'. I have a blanket, scarf and dishrags that she made for me; I will always remember her when I see them. I also have a scarf that I started, I guess I will have to finish it. Don't know if I will remember how to end, but I have another friend that may be able to help me with it. I appreciate your calling me. I will see you all on Wednesday. I would like your addresses and phone #'s so I can keep in contact with you. She loved you all so much. Patty it was so wonderful of you to move her in to your home. She was so happy that you did that. I always teased your Dad that he named you after me and our birthdays were so close. Love and Prayers, Pat
Pat Kolinski
7/2/2011 7:24 PM
To all of you (Patty and family, Cindy and family, Todd and family) Im so so sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a soft spoken, giving woman. She loved you all so much and devoted her life to being there for you all. She loved being with you all and being with her grandchildren. She was a great lady and will be greatly missed. Praying that God will wrap his arms around you and support you during this time and give you the peace that surpasses all understanding. She is in perfect health and peace and watching over you all now and forever. God bless you all. With Love, Rhonda Hardman McDonald
Rhonda McDonald
7/5/2011 12:53 PM
Dear Patty, Cindy, Todd, and your families, You have my deepest sympathy at this sad time. May the good memories and God's love bring you comfort. Please know that we are praying for you and share in the sadness of Charlotte's sudden passing. God be with you and keep you in His loving care. Sent with Love.
Judy Lee (Burkum)Tarbox
7/5/2011 2:57 PM

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