Denise Charles

Denise Charles, 61, of Minot, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, in a Fargo hospital.

Denise was born Nov. 6, 1952, in Maddock, the daughter of Roger W. Paulson and Blanche L. Warner Paulson. Blanche married Keith Ackerman in 1967 and they raised Denise. She was raised and educated in Jamestown. Denise graduated from Jamestown High School in 1971 and also attended Bismarck State College. She married John G. Charles on Nov. 19, 1970, in Aberdeen, S.D. Denise worked as a painter; she also did wallpapering and was a Scentsy representative. She enjoyed bowling, throwing darts, scrapbooking and spending time with her family and friends. She spent the past few winters in Florida.

She is survived by: her three grandchildren, Haley, Charlize and Shane O’Connor, all of Minot; son-in-law, John O’Connor, Minot; nieces and nephews, Sara Mattson, Riley Ackerman and Adair Ackerman; and many cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, John, in 2008; daughter Darcy O’Connor, in 2013; and a brother, Darrin Ackerman, in 2012.

Memorial services will be held: Thursday, April 24, at 11 a.m. at New Life Lutheran Church, Minot, with the Rev. Dan Chell and the Rev. Shawn Bowman officiating.

Burial will be held: on Friday, April 25, 10 a.m., in the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, south of Mandan.

There will be a prayer service Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the church in Minot.

Goetz Funeral Home, Washburn, is handling arrangements.

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