Charlotte Darlene Christensen was born on April 28, 1927 in Long Prairie, Minnesota. Her parents were the late Theodore and Charlotte (Sonerholm) Christensen. Charlotte grew up on the family farm and attended country school in Reynolds Township near Gutches Grove in Rural Long Prairie.
Charlotte Christensen and Elton Newman were united in marriage on September 27, 1947 in the Church of Nazarene in Hewitt. After marriage, they made their home on a farm in Hewitt. In 1951, they moved to Longview, Washington. Elton worked in a papermill while Charlotte worked as an Avon agent and raised their three children. In 1967, Charlotte and Elton returned to Hewitt to farm again and Charlotte was employed at Ben Franklin in Wadena for 16 years. They retired in 1995.
Charlotte enjoyed embroidering, sewing, gardening and loved cooking for her family and friends. Every summer Charlotte went to all the area county fairs where she would win 1st place in the baking contests for cakes, jams, pies and cookies.
On December 22, 2020 Charlotte Newman passed away at the Tri-County Hospital in Wadena at the age of 93. She will be dearly missed by her friends and family. Preceding Charlotte in death are her parents Theodore and Charlotte Christensen; son-in-law, Richard Plautz; siblings: Carl, Violet, Art, Pearl, Gladys, Lyle, and Charles.
Surviving Charlotte is her husband: Elton; daughters: Diane (Tom) Schlueter of Deer Creek, Pamela Plautz of Wadena, Shelley (Jim) Anderson of Ottertail; 9 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; many other relatives and a host of friends.
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