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Charlotte  Classen
     Charlotte Classen, 87, of North Platte passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at Linden Court in North Platte. Charlotte was born July 27, 1925 at Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to Chester and Julia Orzehowski Fedozeski.
     She grew up in Wildwood, Canada where the family homesteaded. She later moved back to Edmonton where she worked at Kresky Dime Store and the American Air Base.
     On Sept. 27, 1945, Charlotte married Leslie Wayne Classen at Edmonton then moved to Hastings that December where she and Les made their home.
     In 1947 they moved to North Platte. They later lived in several Nebraska communities between 1957 and 1961 before returning and settling in North Platte.
     Charlotte was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Kiwanis, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 163 and the Lincoln County Historical Society.
     Charlotte is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Classen (Danny Gum) of Longmont, Colo.; a son, Charles (Linda) Classen of Las Vegas, Nev.; two grandchildren, Rebecca Classen of Ferndale, Wash. and Sheila (James) Dye of Fort Collins, Colo.; three great-grandchildren, Jesse Classen, Olivia and Jackson Dye; a sister, Lillian Fechner of Fruita, Colo.; many nieces, nephews and other family.
     She was preceded in death by her husband; a sister, Diana Bolton; her brother, William Ona; and two brothers-in-law, Edward Bolton and Neil Fechner.
     Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer''s Association or the American Cancer Society.
     Cremation was chosen. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2013 at Odean Colonial Chapel. Inurnment will follow in Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell. Odean Colonial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
First published in The North Platte Bulletin print edition on 6/19/2013
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