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Charlene M. Meehan

Born: Mon., Dec. 14, 1925
Died: Wed., Aug. 24, 2011

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Charlene M. Meehan, 85, of Dafter (Cottage Park) MI died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Wednesday, August 24, 2011. Charlene was born in Oak Park, MI, on December 14, 1925 to Charles H. and Marietta Dear. She worked for Michigan Bell in Royal Oak during her high school years and for a while after graduation from Lincoln High School in Ferndale. At about age 15, her brother, Dwight, brought her with his family to Dafter, Michigan where they visited his wife''s (Mary Etta Meehan Dear) family and she was soon friends with the Meehan clan. On March 2, 1947, she married John Bernard Meehan (Mary Etta''s brother). For a few years they lived between the lower peninsula and Dafter making the final move North in about 1950 when John B. was hired on at Kincheloe Air Force Base. Together they raised eight children. Through her life her greatest commitment was to her family, who will be forever grateful for her love and support. She also helped operate "Johnnie''s and Charl''s Lunch Room", rental cabins, and Clear Lake Campground at Cottage Park as well as working at the Holiday Inn Restaurant at M-28 in Dafter for some years. She is a member of St. Joseph''s Catholic Church in Rudyard. She was a member of the Gold Star Mothers. Loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother she loved her family and having them close. She most enjoyed family gatherings and preparing meals for her family. Survivors include children: Patrick J. Meehan; wife Suesan and children John, Joseph and Maria; Daniel C. Meehan, late wife Barbara, children Carolyn Fegan Komejan, Dawn Lynn Fegan, James Fegan and families; Steven J. Meehan; wife Mary Jo and children Brian, Erin and Andrew; (Mary) Kathleen Windmueller; husband David and children Eric, Sarah and Rachel; Christine A. McDowell; husband Richard and children Michael (Sarah) and Melissa; Barbara J. Linck; husband John and children Maria, Jenna, Ethan and Cecilia; Thomas D. Meehan; wife Patty and children Katelyn, Lucas and Jared. Four great grandchildren, Jarett, Elijah, Keith, and Kylee, brother a"in-law Jerome Meehan and wife Dorla of Nashville, MI and sister a"in-law June Meehan of Sault Ste. Marie, special cousin Gordina (Dear) Kribehl and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband John B. Meehan, a son Michael Allen, who was killed serving his country in Vietnam in 1970, a grandson, Adam, in 1992 a sister Mae G. and brothers Dwight C. and Clarence H. Dear, and daughter-in-law, Barbara. At her request there will be no public viewing. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 27th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph''s Catholic Church, Rudyard, MI with Fr. Joseph Vandannoor officiating. Prior to this will be a rosary at 10:00 a.m. Final resting place will be at Lakeview Cemetery, Kinross, MI. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph''s Church building fund in Memory of Charlene Meehan, or the charity of your choice. Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Tange Ladhani
   Posted Fri August 26, 2011
Sending prayers to my Meehan cousins during this difficult time. I am ever so grateful for the many wonderful memories I have of my Great Aunt Charlene. I will forever cherish a picture of her and I together. She will be close to my heart forever. Andrew still talks about the "parties" we had at Great Great Aunt Charlene's! Love you Aunt Charlene.

William and Janet Robinson, Florida
   Posted Mon December 11, 2017
Tom and Patty, All of God's blessings to your family during this time of sorrow. May God give you and your extended family support. I am sure everyone will miss Charlene very much, but she is in God's glory now and forever.

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