Charlotte Avenell

Charlotte Avenell, age 100, of South Yankton, Nebraska, died on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at Oakview Terrace in Freeman, South Dakota.

A celebration of her life will take place from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, on October 29, 2022 with a luncheon at 12:00 PM at The Center, 900 Whiting Drive in Yankton.  Private interment will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Yankton.

Charlotte was born December 6, 1921 in Cedar County, Nebraska to William and Gladys (Olson) Clark.  She grew up in the Aten, Nebraska area and graduated from Yankton High School.  Charlotte then attended Wayne State College in Wayne, NE in 1938 at the age of 16 and obtained her Teaching Certificate.  She taught school for a few years in the Aten area.  On May 8, 1943, Charlotte married LaVerle Avenell.  After their marriage, they lived in South Yankton where they farmed and also owned and operated Trucker’s Café for many years.  When they sold the business, Charlotte worked for M-Tron Industries in Yankton until she retired.  Charlotte loved playing cards, especially pinochle.  She was active in The Center in Yankton as well as the Aten Cemetery Association.  Charlotte has spent the last four years living at Oakview Terrace in Freeman.  She was blessed to have been married to LaVerle for over 50 years.  She absolutely adored her husband and he adored her right back.

Charlotte is survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, LaVerle on February 26, 1995; and sister, Elaine Desy.

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4 response to "Charlotte Avenell"

  1. By: Dawn Henseler Posted: September 20, 2022

    Thinking of you Cyndi and Ramiro and family. Sending a big hug as Charlotte will be missed.

  2. By: Amy sandman Posted: September 21, 2022

    Cyndi, Romero & family
    Charlotte will always hold a dear spot in my heart. She was a loving & kind person who always made me feel welcome. RIP are now with LaVerle. My deepest condolences to all of you.

  3. By: Cheryl (Esser) Koch Posted: September 21, 2022

    RIP Charolette! Your time here was well served!
    I always said I wanted to make a book if all the “Charlotteisms”. You definitely made the world laugh more.
    I’m certain Uncle LaVerle has open arms for you!
    Your laugh will carry on! It was the best!!
    Cheryl ( Esser) Koch

  4. By: Jane Gunderson Posted: September 27, 2022

    Oh my deepest sympathies to her nieces and nephews. I’ve known LaVerle and Charlotte since 1978 and treasured their friendship. Loved visiting with them and hearing about their sweet stories. God has finally reunited Charlotte with her one and only LaVerle. May she rest in peace.
    Jane Gunderson

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