Charlene Rhea (Johnson) Keltner, age 80, died on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 30, at Salem Lutheran Church in Lake Mills with Pastor Melinda McCluskey and Pastor Randy Baldwin officiating.
Visitation for Char was on Sunday, Oct. 29, from 4-6 p.m. at Mittelstadt Funeral Home, 902 East Main St. in Lake Mills, and continued until one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.
The burial will be at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 30, in the Story City Municipal Cemetery in Story City, with Chaplain Sandy Anenson officiating.
Charlene Rhea (Johnson) Keltner was born on June 16, 1937, in Story City, the daughter of Donald and Mazel (Thorson) Johnson.
She attended school at least four different high schools growing up and each of those schools have always invited her back for their class reunions. She graduated from Gilbert High School in Gilbert.
Family was very important to Char. She never missed a family event or reunion. She would go anywhere for her grandchildren's programs, even if they would only last a few minutes. She was an avid game player. It didn't matter what time of day it was or what the game was, Bingo, Bunko, board games and cards. Char was a member of many different bridge clubs over the years and enjoyed every minute of her time spent with friends.
Char had an eye for decorating. She sold Home Interiors for many years. She retired from Fleetguard/Cummins industries in 2004.
In June of this year, Char moved to Bethany Life Care Center in Story City where she made many new friends.
Char is survived by her daughter Jodie (Geoffrey) Anderson of Leland; her son Lance (Angie) Keltner of Story City; grandchildren Garrett (Sara) Anderson of Leland, Jennifer Anderson of Forest City, Cole Keltner and Kailee Keltner, both of Story City; great-grandchildren Jakobe, Gavin and Sydney Anderson; brothers Steve (Marcy) Johnson of Ames, Gary (Marion) Johnson of Story City; aunts Iona Lenning of Ames, Joyce Johnson of Oden, Minn.; a very special cousin Virginia Egemo; along with several nieces, nephews, other cousins, relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Online condolences for the family can be made at www.mittelstadtfuneralhome.com.