Charleen “Char” O’Donnell age 80 of Walnut Grove passed away Monday, May 23, 2016 at her home. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 27, 2016 at the Walnut Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Walnut Grove Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Charleen Cazett was born September 25, 1935 in Heron Lake, Minnesota to Harry and Dorothy (Albertson) Cazett. She graduated from Walnut Grove High School. On September 4, 1954 Charleen married Charlie Gilb. They were blessed with three children. She was later married to Robert B. O’Donnell on May 19, 1984. Charleen was always willing to lend a helping hand. She enjoyed getting together to have pie and coffee with friends, and spending time with her family. Charleen was a member of English Lutheran Church and was active with the ladies’ group. She enjoyed painting, decorating, and dressing up in costumes for special events. Charleen loved being in the backyard, gardening, and bird watching.
Charleen is survived by her children: Julie Joy (Brad) Nelson of Sebastian, FL, Daniel Charles Gilb of Montgomery, and Randal Scott (Shelly) Gilb of Hastings; grandchildren: Raquel Bosacker of Elk River, Rachel (Jason) Alms of Elk River, Charlie Gilb of Minneapolis, Cynthia (Jon) Willhite of Fort Bragg, NC, Kelcey Jo Gilb of Hastings, Tyler Watterud of Hastings, and Jared Watterud of Hastings; 11 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; and brother Harry (Marlene) Cazett of Bullhead City, AZ. She is preceded in death by her parents, husbands Charlie and Bob, granddaughter Lacey Gilb, and brother Luverne.