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Charlotte Marschner

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 8:55 p.m. CST

Charlotte Marschner, 87, of Morris, Ill., passed away Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at Morris Hospital.

She was born Oct. 29, 1925, in Ottawa, Ill., the daughter of the late Ward and Charlotte (Ritzius) Ball. Her husband Robert Marschner, who she wed Aug. 16, 1951, also preceded her in death.

Charlotte was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for 50 years and also served in Amaranths. She has served two terms as the village clerk for the village of Symerton, Ill. Charlotte had worked at the Wilmington High School cafeteria, the Officers Club at the Joliet Arsenal and also had run her own catering service. She enjoyed playing euchre and bingo.

She is survived by her five children, David (Rita) Marschner, Debbie (Mike) Distefano, Dan (Kathy) Marschner, Duane (Joan) Marschner and Dale (Sue) Marschner; 17 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter-in-law, Kay Marschner; and her dearest friends, Pat Learn, Gin Sheldon and Dot Vandyke.

Cremation rites will be accorded. Private family services will be held at the chapel of Oakwood Cemetery in Ottawa at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Ferrari Funeral Services in Coal City. An online guest book is available at

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