Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Obituary: Charlotte I. (Kalbacken) Emery - Class of 1939

MADISON - Charlotte I. Emery, age 86, of Madison, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, at St. Mary's Hospital. She was born on Dec. 24, 1921, in Madison, the daughter of Peter and Thea (Tollund) Kalbacken. Charlotte graduated from Central High School. She married Wilbur H. Emery on May 13, 1944, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Madison. Charlotte was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church, a former member of the church choir, and a former member of Eastern Star. She enjoyed reading mystery novels and was a sports fan. Charlotte is survived by two daughters, Sharon J. (Theo) Mavridoglou of Jackson, Miss. and Patricia I. (Paul) Nehm of Fitchburg; grandchildren, Kristine I. (Allen) McDermott, Aris E. (Alicia) Mavridoglou, Kari L. (Troy) Gunderman, and Petros E. (April) Mavridoglou; seven great-grandchildren, Kadin, Helena, Ayden, Cole, Luke, Paul and Ava; and a sister-in-law, Joan Kalbacken of Bloomington, Ill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur H. Emery (a former City of Madison Police Chief); and a brother, Norman Kalbacken. Funeral services will be held at ROSELAWN MEMORIAL PARK CHAPEL, 401 Femrite Drive, Monona, at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, with the Rev. Curt Everson presiding. Visitation will be at Roselawn Chapel from 2 p.m. until the time of the service. Entombment will be at Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary's Hospital. A special thanks to the nursing staff at 4 East, Cardiac Care Unit, St. Mary's Hospital. Gunderson East Funeral and Cremation Centers 5203 Monona Drive (608) 221-5420

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on December 2, 2008

Note: Charlott Kalbacken Emery's class year is based on information in the June 16, 1939 edition of The Capital Times, which features a list of Madison Central High School's graduating seniors.

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