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Charlotte Ann Wehrspann

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April 20, 1928 - February 21, 2023


Charlotte Wehrspann, age 94 of Ottosen, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023, at the Algona Manor in Algona. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 10:30 a.m. at the Peace Lutheran Church in West Bend. Burial will take place at Union Cemetery in Ottosen. Visitation will be held on Monday, Feb. 27 from 5 until 7 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in West Bend. Lentz Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family.

Charlotte Ann, daughter of Sylvan and Bertha (Enockson) Jacobson, was born April 20, 1928, on her parents’ farm near Ottosen. Charlotte was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church, Ottosen, on May 12, 1928,  and was also confirmed there on June 13, 1943. Charlotte graduated from Ottosen High School in 1945. She then graduated from Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls. She taught school at Lytton. On Sept. 26, 1948, she was united in marriage to Allan Fred Wehrspann at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge.

Charlotte and Allan made their home and raised their seven children on the family farm near Ottosen. She was also a member of Peace Lutheran Church, West Bend, Peace Lutheran Church evening guild, Ottosen Legion Auxiliary, card club for 65 years and a Camp Okoboji board member. She was a Twin Rivers Community School bus driver for 34 years. Charlotte enjoyed sewing, quilting, reading, gardening, bird watching and baking. After Allan passed she spent many enjoyable hours with her rescue kitten Freddy.

Survivors include her children: Arlys (Jim) Carlson of Firestone, Colo.; Wayne (Cathy) Wehrspann of Tulsa, Okla.; Amy (Steve) Marquardt of Woodbury, Minn.; Joye (Phil) Chea of Broomfield, Colo.; Jana (Kenny) Bratland of Dakota City; Mary Thul of Ottosen; and Theodore (Genetta) Wehrspann of Tea, S.D.

Grandchildren include Marnita, Jim, Christy, Monique, Molly, Jill, Heidi, Ken, Kevin, Karl, Mitch, Matt and Charlee, 21 great- grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and two more great- great-grandchildren on the way.

Sister-in-law Ruth Jacobson, brothers and sisters-in-law Louis and Muriel Jacobson and James and Arlene Jacobson, sister Wanda Alexander and brother Arlan Jacobson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother-in-law Howard Klemme, brother, Ralph Jacobson, husband, Allan and brother-in-law, Estel Alexander.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Camp Okoboji, 1531 Edgewood Dr, Milford, IA 51351 or

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