October 15, 1939 - January 23, 2020
NORWAY- Charlotte Ann Vachon age 80 of Norway died Thursday, January 23, 2020 at ManorCare Nursing in Kingsford, MI. She was born on October 15, 1939 in Norway, the daughter of the late Harold and Amelia (Zanon) Hallgren. Following graduation from Norway High School in 1957, she moved to Milwaukee and attended Marquette University, graduating as a dental assistant. Char worked in the dental field until her retirement. She married Ronald “Joe” Vachon on September 10, 1960 in St. Mary’s Church in Norway. He preceded her in death on June 1, 2007 After marriage, Char and Joe lived in Milwaukee for 25 years before he was transferred to Coon Rapids, MN for his job with the railroad. After retirement, she and Joe moved back to Norway. They were active members of St. Mary’s Church, she volunteered at St. Vincent DePaul for many years, was a member of St. Mary’s Women’s Group, Norway Vulcan Women’s Club and the Vulcan-Norway-Loretto Lion’s Club. Char enjoyed walking, cooking, gardening, sewing, visiting with friends and relatives and was extremely generous with her time and talents. She is survived by her sisters Constance Hallgren and Mary (Raymond) Larson; Nieces Sandra (Keith) Wendlandt, Janet (Bob) Reimann, Nancy (Chester) Kwiesielewicz, Mary E. Hallgren and Amelia (David) Zastava; Nephews Brent (Juleen) Hallgren, Brian (Elaine) Hallgren, Eric (Monica) Thielhelm, and Paul (Mary Lynn) Thielhelm; many grandnieces and grandnephews; brothers in-law Don (Myra) Vachon, Phillip (Barb) Vachon; and sister in-law Yvonne Boehnlein. A heartfelt thanks to her very special “My Keith” who has walked every step of this last month of pain and struggle. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 30 from 9-11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Norway. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Church with Fr. Timothy Ekaitis, presiding. Interment will follow at the Norway Township Cemetery. The family requests that memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Church in Norway, in Char’s name.
NORWAY- Charlotte Ann Vachon age 80 of Norway died Thursday, January 23, 2020 at ManorCare Nursing in Kingsford, MI. She was born on October 15, 1939 in Norway, the daughter of the late Harold and Amelia (Zanon) Hallgren. Following graduation... View Obituary & Service Information
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