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Charlotte

Charlotte Himmler

d. January 21, 2019

Charlotte Mae Ecklin Himmler, age 82 of Austin passed away on January 21, 2019 with her husband Bill at her side. Charlotte was born July 17, 1936 to Wellington and Mary Ecklin in Atlantic, IA; she was the youngest of six children. Her mother passed away when Charlotte was 15 and soon after, she moved to Austin, MN to live with her older brother John. She graduated from Austin High School in 1954 and met Victor William “Bill” Himmler at an Austin bowling alley. Bill and Charlotte were married August 27, 1955. They moved to West Des Moines, IA after Bill graduated from Dana College; they adopted 2 sons, Kurt and Bruno. After spending a few years caring for her young boys at home in Ottumwa, IA and Sioux Falls, SD, Charlotte began working as a secretary at Good Samaritan Society. In 1990, Bill and Charlotte moved to Independence, KY where they lived until 2018. In Kentucky, Charlotte worked at Highland Crossing until she retired in 2000. Charlotte was an active member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, SD and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Florence, KY. She sang with Sweet Adelines during her time in South Dakota. She was a very loving mother and grandmother; family meant everything to her. Charlotte and Bill returned to their roots settling in at Cedars of Austin in July 2018. Charlotte is survived by her husband, Bill, sons Kurt Himmler (Honolulu, HI) and Bruno (Mary) Himmler (Ketchikan, AK), grandchildren Michelle (Drew) Kelley (Clinton, IA), Michael Leonard (Chicago, IL), William Himmler (Vermillion, SD), Daniel Himmler (East Rutherford, NJ) and great grandchildren Owen and Dexter. She is preceded in death by her parents, siblings John, Dale, Sylvia, Leona and June. Charlotte was a kind soul who spread love and good cheer to all she met. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Service Information


Cemetery

Oakwood Cemetery
4th Street NW
Austin MN 55912


Public Viewing

Tuesday, January 22 2019
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Mayer Funeral Home
600 2nd Street NW
Austin MN 55912


Funeral Service

Tuesday, January 22 2019
1:30 PM

Mayer Funeral Home
600 2nd Street NW
Austin MN 55912

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