Charlotte Bronkhorst

Date of Death: Jan 27, 2020
Charlotte Bronkhorst

1938 - 2020

Charlotte Bronkhorst, 81, of Waupun, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 27, 2020 at the Christian Home and Rehabilitation Center in Waupun.

Charlotte was born August 22, 1938 in Waupun, the daughter of Alvin and Gladys (Schouten) VanBeek. Charlotte was a graduate of Waupun High School. On September 3, 1959 she was united in marriage to Clayton Bronkhorst at Emmanuel Reformed Church in Waupun. Following their marriage the couple resided in Waupun all their married lives. Char was employed by National Bank of Waupun during her post-high school and early marriage years and as the church secretary at Emmanuel Reformed Church for over 40 years. She volunteered at the Marsh Haven Nature Center and Waupun Animal Shelter, and was a member of the Waupun Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She loved her family and was involved and enjoyed going to her children’s and grandkid’s sporting activities. Charlotte enjoyed the outdoors, and loved birds, animals, and her special dog, Buddy. Char, Clayton, and their family enjoyed camping, boating, and motorcycle trips.

Charlotte is survived by three sons: Curt (Susan) Bronkhorst of Verona, Craig (Julie) Bronkhorst of rural Brandon, and Chad (Erika) Bronkhorst of Green Bay; nine grandchildren: Lorenza Bronkhorst, Stephanie (John) Friberg, Annika Bronkhorst, Carly, Claiborn, and Caden Bronkhorst, Katie (Collin) Marshall, and Morgan and Andrew Bronkhorst; and two great-grandchildren: Eva and Declan.

Charlotte was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton on March 3, 2008.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.


Funeral services for Charlotte Bronkhorst will be held Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun with Pastor Gwen Loomans officiating.


Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun.

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  1. Keith Jansma Says: January 29, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    Curt, Craig, Chad, and families, Cheri and I want to express our sympathy to you on the sudden passing of your mother. In December we visited Char and sang Christmas carols and gave her a nice hug. She was such a nice lady. Your parents were such good friends of my parents and they are missing them deeply. Again we just want to express our sympathy to you on the loss of your mother. May you receive the comfort and peace that only God can give.

  2. Liz of Roy Says: January 30, 2020 at 11:08 pm

    I always enjoyed working with Char at Marsh Haven Nature Center. She was always willing to help out at the special events. Quite a lady :+)) She will be missed :+)))

  3. Donna Maxwell Says: January 31, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    Wow! What a wonderful, full life surrounded by so much love and blessed with children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Travel that took her to so many beautiful places. A husband and family that loved her endlessly and God in her life that made it all possible. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you find comfort and peace in the coming days.

    Thinking of you, Clyde & Donna Maxwell

  4. Pastor Cal Vande Zande Says: February 14, 2020 at 11:39 am

    Bronkhorst Family,
    You have my sympathy in the passing of your mother and grandmother. The video made it very clear how much she loved your father and all of you, her family. It was an honor for me to serve Christ with her at Emmanuel Church. God bless you.
    Pastor Cal

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