Charlotte F. Stickles

Nov. 21, 1914 - Nov. 17, 2009

Charlotte F. Stickles, age 94, of Waukesha, died Tuesday Nov. 17, 2009, at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc. She was born Nov. 21, 1914, in Milwaukee, to Clarence J. and Lillian M (nee Williamson) Armstrong.

Her family later began farming in the town of Ottawa. She graduated from Waukesha High School in 1932 and began working at the Wisconsin State Sanitarium in Wales. She met Howard Stickles, who worked at the Stickles Garage and Diner in Wales. They married on her birthday in 1938. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Waukesha.

Charlotte was a stay-at-home mom who delighted in caring for her family. Once her sons reached high school age, she took typing and shorthand courses and became the office manager at Sealtite Insulation Co. in Waukesha. Once retired, she delighted in caring for the home that Howard and she built. She was an avid reader and enjoyed walking wherever she needed to go. Above all, she was devoted to her family.

She will be sadly missed by her family members. Her family includes her eldest son, Kenneth (Glynda) Stickles, and their daughters Kimberly (Don) Allen, Kelli (Chris) Stickles and granddaughter Caroline Allen, all of California. Her youngest son, Gordon (Jean) Stickles, resides in Waukesha. Gordonís children include Leah (Mike) Fehling, Cheryl (John) Jordens and Scott (Rachel) Stickles, and grandchildren, Sam and Kelly Fehling, Kristen and Allison Jordens, Noah, Emily and Evan Stickles, all of Wisconsin. She is further survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Evelyn Armstrong, plus numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Stickles was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Howard; her sister, LaVerne Fejnas; and daughter-in-law, Bonnie Stickles.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service Saturday, Nov. 21, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Burial will take place at Prairie Home Cemetery immediately following the service.

A special thanks to the caring staff at AngelsGrace Hospice and Cambridge House.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 810 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186, or to AngelsGrace Hospice, W359-N7430 Brown St., Oconomowoc, WI 53066.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.