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Charlette Claire Hoemberg

Charlette Claire Hoemberg of Moorhead, MN and formerly of Staples, MN was born on October 15, 1939 in Elba Township, of Winona County, MN. Her adoptive parents were Joseph and Clara Mettel. Charlette passed away at her home with family, hospice, and her best friend Maggie, her dog, by her side, on Wednesday, July 29, 2009.

Charlette attended and graduated from Wadena High School in 1958. She lived in California until 1975. She was united in marriage with Larry Hoemberg, having been together since the spring of 1977. They lived in the Staples and Wadena area for 19 years and resided in Moorhead the last 15 years. Charlette was employed as a paraprofessional, and as a homemaker she found pleasure in photography, reading, knitting and Sudoku number puzzles.

Charlette was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Clara; and brother, Dale Bartsch.

She is survived by her husband, Larry; daughters, Robin (Kim) Kaefring of Tiffin, IA, Dawn (Brett) Lundgren of Wadena, and Heidi (Doug) Ricker of Browerville, MN; grandchildren, Amanda Kugley, Seth Kugley, Amber Lundgren, Zachary Lundgren, and Charles Ricker; great-grandchild, Cameron Sigwarth; and brother, LeRoy (Melody) Bartsch.

Funeral services were held on Monday, August 3, in the Johnson Memorial Home Chapel in Wadena with Pastor Rachel L.O. Stout officiating. Honorary pallbearers were all of Charlette's nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Interment was in the Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Memorial Home in Wadena (