November 8, 1917 ~ April 7, 2015
Charlotte Ferkenstad, age 97 of New Hampton, IA passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. Charlotte Ferkenstad was born in Jacksonville Township, Chickasaw County, Iowa on November 8, 1917, the daughter of Lars & Sigrid (Kjarvik) Aasen. She was born again to be God’s own child in the Sacrament of Holy Baptism when she was baptized at the Jerico Lutheran Church on December 23, 1917. She was instructed in the Lutheran doctrine and then confirmed at the Jerico Lutheran Church on May 1, 1932. She attended Jacksonville School District #2 school; and graduated from the New Hampton High School in 1936. She was employed as a secretary at the New Hampton Clinic, as a Secretary-Health nurse in Elkader, and for ten years as an insurance underwriter at Iowa Fire Insurance Company in Waterloo, Iowa. She was united in marriage to Clifford Ferkenstad on October 23, 1949 at Jerico Lutheran Church In 1950 Charlotte and Clifford purchased the Aasen family-farm which they operated until 1986. In July 1989 she moved to New Hampton and since 2000 has resided at the New Hampton Care Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford in 1986; her parents, nine brothers and sisters: Ella (John Gordon), Gertrude (Art Guetzkow), Oscar, Martha, Melvin, Selmar (Laura), Lloyd, Hanna (Arthur Gordon), Merle; sister-in-law, Marjorie Attleson. She is survived by: her son, the Rev. Craig (Teresa) Ferkenstad of St. Peter, Minnesota; three grandchildren-Aaron (Djemelyn) Ferkenstad; Elsa Ferkenstad; Seth (Bethany) Ferkenstad, all of Mankato, Minnesota; three great-grandson: Adam, Liam, Edwin; and four nephews.
Craig and family……….So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I always enjoyed seeing her when I visited my mother when she was in the nursing home. She was a such a sweet lady. She is now at peace and wants no more.
You have our condolences for the loss of your mother. She certainly lived a full life, even though she had some challenges over the last years. She can now be reunited with your father.
Joe and Sharon Haskovec
We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family at the home going of Charlotte. We spent so many good times together out with the coffee clutch telling stories and jokes with Charlotte and our Mother Mila Mae Meyer whom we just lost a month ago. May God give you peace of mind and heart, judst as He has given to us and is continuing day in and out. Much love…
Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. Jesus promises that we will be able to see our loved ones again at John 5:28,29 which talks about the resurrection hope. What a wonderful hope that will be! May this bible thought bring you comfort at this difficult time.