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Charlotte May Connor PDF Print E-mail

Charlotte May Connor, of Antigo, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at St. Ann’s Salvatorian Campus in Milwaukee. She was 83 years old.

Born on May 31, 1929, in Phelps, Wis., the first child of the late Cecil (Red) and Rose (Kernohan) Simpson.

She graduated from Phelps Union Free High School, Phelps, in May 1947. In May 1951, Charlotte graduated from Milwaukee Hospital as a Registered Nurse.

She married Henry John Connor, originally from Web­ster, Wis., on June 30, 1956, at Highland Avenue Methodist Church in Milwaukee. Henry, a veteran of World War II, preceded her in death on Oct. 15, 1966.

Charlotte then moved from Milwaukee to Antigo in 1967, to raise her children in the loving company of her parents, who had previously moved to Antigo.

She was employed as a Registered Nurse at Eastview Medical and Rehabilitation Center and at Langlade Memorial Hospital, both in Antigo. She retired in 1995, at age 65.

Her parents, husband, children, grandchildren, siblings, other family members and friends were first and foremost in her life. Charlotte was always there for her children while they were growing up and throughout their lives. She also was close to many of her children’s friends.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed watching sports on television, especially the Green Bay Packers.

Survivors include two daughters, Cindy Connor (Larry Duvall), Wauwatosa, Wis., and Sandy (Steve) Destrampe, Grafton,  Wis.; three sons, Jon (Chris) Connor, Bettendorf, Iowa, Franklin (Susan) Connor, Madison, Wis., and William (Anna Marie) Connor, Littleton, Colo.

Grandchildren include Mark (Noelle) Destrampe and daughter, Nora, Angela Connor and son, Jaden, Eric (Kristin) Destrampe and daughter, Kyleigh, Shaun (Julie) Destrampe, Caitlin Duvall, Rachel Connor, Maria Destrampe, Elena Destrampe, Samantha Connor and Alexandra Connor.

Charlotte was the eldest of 11 children. Other survivors include siblings Rita Reeve, Bill Simpson, Mary Johnson, Joan Tuula, Sandy Rankinen, Dan Simpson, Jim Simpson, Chery Zastrow and Steve Simpson.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Karen Libby (February 2011).

A prayer service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at 5 p.m. at Bradley Funeral Home, Antigo, with Pastor Wes Jedras officiating.

Charlotte wished to be cremated and her family will host a celebration of life gathering this summer in Antigo, with burial then taking place at Orange/Lakeside Cemetery in Webster, next to her husband.

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Tuesday, January 08, 2013 6:31 PM


0 #1 2013-01-11 18:35
My thoughts and prayers go out to Charlottes family. Having lived next door to the family for years, I feel like I lost a member of my family. God Bless the remaining family.

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