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Charlene Thomas - Class Of 1947

Charlene M. Thomas, 82, a resident of Kenosha died April 16, 2011 at United Hospital Systems Kenosha Medical Center.  Born on June 2, 1928 in Kenosha she was the daughter of the late Charles A. and Renilda E. (Iserman) Schulte.

She was educated in the schools of Kenosha, having attended St. Mary’s Catholic Grade School and Kenosha High School. She graduated from St. Therese School of Nursing in 1950 in Waukegan, IL.

She was employed at St. Catherine’s Hospital from 1950-1977, practicing in labor and delivery. From 1977-1990, she was employed by Drs. Rafferty, Witt & Azuma. She retired in 1996.

On October 27, 1951 she married John D. (Jack) Thomas at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Kenosha.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the St. Therese Alumni Association and The Inns Program of St. Mary’s Church.  She also belonged to Our Lady of the North in Phillips, WI and St. Clement’s in Plant City, FL.

She loved her family very much and would look forward to family gatherings. After retiring, together with her husband they would winter in Florida at their home in Thonotosassa. They also would spend a great deal of time in the summer at their cabin in Phillips, WI.

She is survived by her husband Jack of Kenosha; one daughter Kathleen (John) Nesseth of Elm Grove, WI; and four sons:  James R. (family friend James) of Oak Park, IL; Don C. (Mary Beth) of Oshkosh, WI; Paul J. (Donna) of Merrill, WI; and Mark D. (Debbie) of Butternut, WI. She is further survived by five grandsons:  Matthew Thomas, Adam Thomas, David Nesseth, Eric Nesseth and John D. (Jack) Thomas III. She is also survived by two sisters; Suzanne R. Burke and Mary Lynn (Jim) Ryan both of Kenosha.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Don L. Schulte.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on April 19, 2011 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Kenosha.  Private entombment took place on April 20, 2011 at All Saints Catholic Mausoleum.