Charlene Yeager

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Charlene C. Yeager, nee Wolf, completed her journey to God’s eternal embrace on the morning of Sunday, April 22nd.  She had been joyfully welcomed into the home of parents Clarence and Veronica, nee Welte, Wolf on March 22nd, 1928.  Three of her siblings, along with their spouses, Richard and Elvira Wolf, Fredrick and Ann Wolf, Bernice and Leland Mayer, welcomed her to her new home in paradise.  Her brother, Harold and wife Helen, of Fort Branch, IN, will be honored guests at Charlene’s Memorial Mass.

Her life with husband, Nicholas Anthony Yeager, began on October 22, 1949, and continued for 58 ½ years. Together they shared in the joys and responsibilities of raising five sons and a daughter.  Their children and spouses, Tony and Barb Yeager, Ron and Marilyn Yeager, Susie and Bob Patterson, Tom and Connie Yeager, and sons Mark and Scott will remain always grateful for the faithfulness, generosity, friendship and love so steadfastly poured out, even to the end.

Charlene was industrious, honest and wise.  She and Nick were faithful and prayerful Catholics.  Through the Eucharist and Proclamation of the Word, God drew them close, giving them patience and trust.  She met many of her friends through her service to St. Peter’s Cathedral and St. John the Baptist in Smithton where she quilted and volunteered often with a generous spirit.

Charlene was grateful for her many friends who found her to be loyal, caring, helpful and supportive.  Like many of her generation, raised in the Great Depression and World War, she loved to dance, took great delight in beauty, and was always, with a smile, ready to lend a hand or join a party.

She valued deeply her many cousins, nieces and nephews and their families.  She loved her grandchildren, Michelle (Brandon) Triplett, Michelle (Brad) Turner, Karen (Jul) Fischer, Mike Yeager, Ryan (Heather) Yeager, Kristin (Jim) Powell, Ryan (Diana) Arnold, Renee (Ben) Bailly, Ronda (Jim) Brinson, Shawn (Bridget) Yeager, David Patterson, Katie Yeager, and Nicole Garrett.  She considered herself especially blessed to welcome into her family her great grandchildren.  Family and friends were her greatest treasure.

To all who loved and cared for Charlene, her children are sincerely grateful. God be praised! Amen.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to a charity of the donor’s choice.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Charlene’s family will greet friends at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, on Tuesday, April 24th from 4 till 8 pm.  Her earthly dwelling will be brought to St. John’s Catholic Church in Smithton, IL, at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Funeral:  At 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2018, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with Fr. Stanley Konieczny officiating.  Burial at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery will follow.




5 Comments on Charlene Yeager

Harry and Rosalie Metzger said : Guest Report Apr 25, 2018 at 4:32 PM

Our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family of my very dear and special cousin. She was a joy during our childhood days and our later occasional meetings with her the same. God bless all your family. Harry and Rosalie

  • Muncie,
  • IN
Ronda Churchill said : Guest Report Apr 24, 2018 at 1:15 PM

I treasure our last time together talking about nature, grandpa's pennies from Heaven, photography, manicures and family. I love you forever, grandma.

  • Las Vegas
  • Nevada
Brenda & Hank Berube said : Guest Report Apr 24, 2018 at 12:54 PM

Please accept our deepest sympathies to your family. May the soul of your sweet mother be at peace with our Heavenly Father

  • Cincinnati
  • OH
LaDonna Triplett said : Guest Report Apr 23, 2018 at 9:26 PM

What a touching and beautiful obituary! Charlene and Nick had an amazing life together

  • Eldorado
  • Il
Alan Wolf said : Guest Report Apr 23, 2018 at 8:55 PM

To the family of Aunt Charlene: Mari and I would like to pass along our deepest sympathy and prayers in the loss of Aunt Charlene. She was not only my Aunt, but also Godmother- she was a very kind, considerate and honorable person who put others before herself. Surely she is looking down upon us now and in a much better place. She certainly earned the benefits of an eternal life in Heaven. God bless you all. Alan and Mari Wolf

  • Fort Branch
  • IN

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