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Charlotte Ann Rogalewski

Rogalewski, Charlotte OBITMrs. Charlotte Ann Rogalewski of Sand Lake, Michigan, age 96, passed away in the comfort of her home and into the arms of her Lord and Savior on the evening of Saturday, March 7, 2015. She was born to John and Margaret (Allen) Smith, in their home in Hinton Township, Michigan on Monday, October 8, 1918, and had been a life-long resident of the area. Charlotte lived a long, joy-filled life, always surrounding herself with loving family and friends. She was a remarkable woman with many talents and a strong undying faith and love toward her family and her Lord. Charlotte and her husband John were business owners, operating several small businesses in the Cedar Springs area, most notably the Kent Theater on Main Street, which was a great joy for their children. They were also very instrumental in making the Cedar Springs Museum and Historical Society what it is today. Charlotte even held a seat in Solon Township as Treasurer for several years. Charlotte showed her love for life in many ways and shared that love with everyone she knew. She was artistically inclined and incredibly talented as a prolific quilter and oil painter. She was also quite a master chef, always sharing with family and friends, her love of homemade soups and bread. Charlotte loved to garden as well, growing the most beautiful flowers with her exceptional green thumb. She could hardly wait every year for the snow to leave, so she could get her hands in the dirt. She was truly altruistic, always caring and giving to others. Charlotte was a loving and devoted wife, wonderful mother, dear friend and sister, and proud grandmother; the best anyone could ever ask for. She will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all those who knew her. Charlotte is survived by her beloved children, Dennis (Mary Ann) Rogalewski, John (Kathryn) Rogalewski, Dorothy Koop, and Nancy (Gordon) Rogalewski-May; thirteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; sister Dorothy Briggs; brother Edward (Laura) Smith; sister-in-law Margaret Smith; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband John D. Rogalewski; infant daughter Collette E. Rogalewski; and granddaughter Deborah Rogalewski. There will be a time of visitation from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N. Monroe Street NE, Rockford, MI 49341. The funeral service for Charlotte will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at Pederson Funeral Home. Chaplain Vern Bareman will be officiating. There will also be a one hour visitation prior to the service. Those wishing to offer expressions of sympathy are encouraged to make a memorial contribution in memory of Charlotte to the Cedar Springs Museum and Historical Society, P.O. Box 296, Cedar Springs, MI 49319-0296.
Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home

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