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Charlette Hoemberg

Charlette Claire Hoemberg, 69, of Moorhead, formerly of Staples and Wadena areas, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at her home with family, hospice, and her best friend Maggie, her dog, by her side.

She was born Oct. 15, 1939, in Elba Township, of Winona County, Minn. Her adoptive parents were Joseph and Clara Mettel. She attended and graduated from Wadena High School in 1958. She lived in California until 1975. She married Larry Hoemberg, having been together since spring 1977. They lived in the Staples and Wadena area for 19 years and have resided in Moorhead the last 15 years. She was employed as a paraprofessional, and as a homemaker she found pleasure in photography, reading, knitting and sudoku number puzzles.

Funeral services were held Aug. 3 in the Johnson Memorial Home Chapel in Wadena with the Rev. Rachel L.O. Stout officiating. Honorary pallbearers were all of her nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Interment was in the Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples. Arrangements were with the Johnson Memorial Home in Wadena (

Survivors include her husband, Larry; daughters, Robin (Kim) Kaefring of Tiffin, Iowa, Dawn (Brett) Lundgren of Wadena, and Heidi (Doug) Ricker of Browerville; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and brother, LeRoy (Melody) Bartsch.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Clara; and brother Dale Bartsch.