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Charlotte Buchheim, 93, of Huron, formerly of Wolsey

Posted: Friday, Feb 15th, 2013

HURON — Charlotte Buchheim, 93, of Huron, formerly of Wolsey, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at SunQuest Healthcare Center.

Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at American Lutheran Church with burial at Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Visitation with family present will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Welter Funeral Home; and Friday afternoon one hour prior to the service at the church. Visit www.welterfuneralhome.com.

Charlotte Junette Jordal was born Dec. 1, 1919, to Alfred and Ida (Luglan) Jordal at Mount Vernon. She attended Mount Vernon schools. She attended college for one year, and after receiving her teaching certificate in 1939, she began teaching school. She taught in rural schools in Hyde County until 1945, when she worked in the shipyards with other family members in Washshugal, Wash. She worked as a clerk-typist on the graveyard shift, then moved to Camus, Wash., and worked as a typist-filer.

On Dec. 16, 1945, she married Irving Buchheim at Mount Vernon. Over the years they lived and farmed in rural Huron, and rural Iroquois. In 1961 they moved to rural Wolsey, and into the town of Wolsey in 1971. In 2008, she moved to Huron.

In 1953, she resumed her teaching career, and over the next several years, during the summer months, she attended Northern State College in Aberdeen and earned her bachelor of science degree in elementary education on Aug. 15, 1969. She taught in schools in Beadle County until 1968, when she began teaching at Wessington Springs in Jerauld County. She retired from there in 1983.

She was a member of American Lutheran Church, and was a lifetime member of SDEA and Weight Watchers.

She enoyed reading, baking and following Duke basketball.

She is survived by two sons, Richard Buchheim of Traverse City, Mich., and Robert (Renae) Buchheim of Volga; three daughters, Carolyn (Robert) Hiles of Wolsey, Connie (Rod) Christopherson of Traverse City, and Cathy (Kelly) Kober of West Chester, Pa.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Charline Dittman of Viroqua, Wis.; two sisters-in-law, Alice Buchheim (Wayne) Sampson and Alice Buchheim, both of Highmore; and many nieces and nephews.

 She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Irving, on Nov. 21, 1990; one brother, Arthur Jordal; three sisters, Jeverna (Alfred) Stumbaugh, Iola (Gerald) Zangle and Arlene (Erwin) Bietelspacher; three brothers-in-law, Floyd Dittman, Wallace (Evelyn) Buchheim and Harold Buchheim; and three sisters-in-law, Eleanor (Oscar) Jensen, Loretta (Ben) Farnsworth and LaVerna (Carl) Kutz.

For the complete article see the 02-14-2013 issue.

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