Obituary

Charlotte “Char” P. Siedlecki

Resided in Escanaba, Michigan
Died October 2nd, 2018

Charlotte “Char” P. Siedlecki, 57, of Escanaba, passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at U.P. Health Systems in Marquette.

Char was born in Escanaba on March 16, 1961, daughter of Edward and Rose (Bowker) Siedlecki. She was a life-long resident of Escanaba and graduated from the James Fitzharris Alternative School.

She worked in home health care for Community Action and was a rural paper carrier for the Daily Press.

Char loved gardening, going fishing and doing puzzles but most of all she loved spending time with the children and grandchildren.

Among survivors are her children, Charles Siedlecki of Escanaba, Rose St. Cyr of Wilson, Ashley Henning of Kenosha, Casey Benson and Kayla Carlson both of Escanaba; sixteen grandchildren; fiancé Mark “Sparky” Carlson of Escanaba; siblings, Edward Siedlecki of Ohio, Petra (Rick) Moulds of Gladstone, Peter (Donna) Siedlecki of Marinette and Phyllis (William) Godfrey of Escanaba; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The visitation will be held on Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 4-6 p.m. at Crawford Funeral Home, 302 South 13th Street, Escanaba.

Burial will be in Gardens of Rest Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.

A message of condolence may be directed to the family by visiting crawfordfuneralhomes.net.

 

2 Tributes to “Charlotte “Char” P. Siedlecki”

  1. All my love to you all .Prayers be with you in this hard time . Sandi Caswell (Caswell )

  2. I regret that I could not make the trip to Escanaba for Char’s visitation and express my condolences to her family on behalf of myself and my sisters, Judy Henslee (Milwaukee) and Linda Bauccio (San Francisco).

    We met Char about 6 years ago when she and other caregivers from the Community Action Agency began in-home care for our parents, Forrest and Mary Henslee. With her care, our parents were able to realize their wish to remain in their home until their end. With the passing of our mother in 2016, our association did not end as Char became part of the family.

    She gained the trust of Mary, which, frankly, was no small feat. What that meant, though, was that Char had a big heart. She often visited Mary even on her days off, bringing her a Frosty from Wendy’s, which was one of my mom’s favorites. It also meant that Char had the fortitude to stand up to my mother when necessary, which my mom respected and appreciated.

    It’s hard to believe Char is gone. I was just up in Escanaba and had dinner with her and and co-worker at CAA, Peggy Thompson, on Sept 19. We had a grand time, talking so much that the waitress had to check back with us several times before we were ready to order.

    But her passing so quickly is just a reminder of how fleeting health and life can be, which can leave us feeling left behind by Char. I pray that her family can take comfort in the knowledge that Char didn’t leave you behind. She just went on ahead of you. You’ll see her again. I also pray that her family’s tears of sorrow will soon turn to tears of joy as you remember all the good there was in Char.

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