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In Memory of Charlene A. Henk


April 24, 1941 - April 21, 2022

Charlene “Charlie” Henk, age 80, died peacefully on Thursday, April 21, 2022.

She was born on April 24, 1941 in Stone Lake to Gladys (Davis) and Harold Melby.

On September 27, 1958, Charlie married the love of her life, Bernie. In 1965, they moved to Barron.

On July 1, 1973, they bought the Pool Hall and operated it for 28 years. Charlie loved life and helping others. She loved to dance and was happiest giving things away.

Charlie became a “mother” to many patrons and will be remembered for saying “Time to go you ‘ol Whippersnappers and hit the door”!

Charlie is survived by her children, Jolene (Ken) Kozak, Debbie (Todd Garner) Cox, Ellen (Ron) Fogelberg, Annette (Dean) Coleman and Michael (Sandy) Henk; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; sister, Sandra Oates; as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bernard; son, baby Francis; daughters, Bernadette and Michelle; grandson, Brandon; grandbabies, Sarah and Andrew; sisters, Janet, Gloria, Lynn and Noreen.

A funeral service for Charlie Henk will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Barron. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday morning. Burial will be at Wayside Cemetery in Barron. A celebration of life will be held later that day from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m. at the 5th Street Saloon in Barron.

Arrangements are being handled by Rausch and Steel Funeral Home.

Last Update: Apr 25, 2022 8:24 am CDT

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