Obit: Sagen, Charlene Jean (1942 - 2010)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Sagen, Spaeth, Goettl, Koeshall, Tiry, Cunningham, Arneson, Henneman, Nordlund, Marcellis, Macomber, Resong, Pace 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) March 17, 2010 

Sagen, Charlene Jean (15 August 1942 - 12 March 2010) 

Charlene J. Sagen, 67, of Wisconsin Rapids died Friday, March 12, 2010, at her home.  

Charlene Jean Goettl was born Aug. 15, 1942, in Chippewa Falls, the daughter of Martin and Eleanore (Spaeth) Goettl.  She grew up in Cadott and graduated from the Cadott high School. She was united in marriage June 19, 1965 to Edgar Sagen at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Cadott. Together they raised three children in Wisconsin Rapids.  She was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church.  Charlene loved attending country music concerts and especially loved working in her garden. 

She is survived by her husband, Edgar Sagen of Wisconsin Rapids; three children, Carla (Kevin) Koeshall of Wisconsin Rapids, Julie Sagen of Stevens Point and Edgar (Rebekah) Sagen, Jr. of Tyler, TX; and six grandchildren.  She is further survived by five sisters, Oliva Goettl, Valeria Tiry, Margie Cunningham, Lorraine Arneson and Toni Henneman; a brother; Francis Goettl; and a brother-in-law, Lawrence Nordlund. 

Charlene was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Adam Goettl; and three sisters, Juliann Nordlund, Elsie Marcellis and Sally Macomber. 

A Mass of Christian Burial for Charlene was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 15, 2010, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville. The celebrant was Father Woodrow H. Pace.  Music was provided by Ronald Resong and St. Mary’s Choir.  Visitation was from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 14, at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville and again from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  Interment was in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Neillsville. 

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The Gesche Funeral Home assisted Charlene’s family with funeral arrangements. 



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