Charlotte J. Nelder, 73, died Friday evening, Nov. 15, 2013, surrounded by her loving family at her daughter's home in Elgin.

Charlotte Joanne VandeZande was born March 26, 1940, in Forestville to Harold and Della (Frazer) VandeZande. She attended Waden Valley School at Lanesboro.

She lived most of her life in southeastern Minnesota. She moved to Plainview in 1997. The majority of her life she spent as a homemaker.

She enjoyed drawing, painting, sewing and music, especially country music.

She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Gramling of Elgin and Leslie (Matthew) Las of Bangor, Wis.; five grandchildren; five sisters, Darlene (Ronnie) Hahn of St. Charles, Shirley (Ed) Smith of Greene, Iowa, Sharold Buchanan of Rushford, Charlene (Lyle) Grabau of Burr Oak, Iowa, and Sharon (Art) Merkel of Rochester; two brothers, David (Karen) VandeZande of Lanesboro and Harlan (Carolyn) VandeZande of Peterson.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Merle.

The funeral service was Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in rural Plainview, with the Rev. Richard Hegal officiating. Burial followed in the Elgin Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Schleicher Funeral Homes, Plainview Chapel.