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Charmion Petsche

Charmion Petsche, 88, of Urbana, formerly of Fayette, passed to her eternal reward in heaven to join her baby daughter, Mary Ann, on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton, Iowa.
Charmion was born May 27, 1926, in Strawberry Point, the fourth of 13 children born to Jack and Daisy (Farmer) Kellogg. She graduated from Garnavillo High School in May 1946. Charmion married Arthur Petsche at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Garnavillo on Aug. 13, 1946. They had 14 children. Arthur died Feb. 22, 1995.
Charmion lived in Fayette for over 30 years, working at Maple Crest Manor for 15 years. In 2000, Charmion moved to Urbana to live with her daughter. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and sewing, making quilts and pillows for her family members.
Those left to cherish her memory are 13 children, Art (Wila) Petsche of Sand Springs, Oklahoma; Jerry Petsche of Hawkeye, Gary (Joyce) Petsche of Hawkeye, Dan Petsche of Haslet, Texas, Tom (Kathy) Petsche of Solon, Rick (Teresa) Petsche of Wadena, John Petsche of Iowa City, Trish Peebles of Urbana, Judy Petsche of Shellsburg, Randy Petsche of Iowa City, Bill Petsche of Des Moines, Cindy Petsche of Carmel, California, and Jim Petsche of Iowa City; 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters, Rayma (Butch) McLane of Cedar Rapids and Bonnie Putzier of Northfield, Minn.; brothers, James (Patti) Kellogg of Strawberry Point and Harold Kellogg of Lisle, Ill.; sister-in-law, Catherine Quick of Prairie Du Chien, Wis.; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Mary Ann; a granddaughter, Tena Schmeltzer; four sisters, Mary Kellogg, Marvel Connell, Marion Stroschein and Merle Hansel; and four brothers, Jack, Gary, Duane and Dale Kellogg. 
Charmion requested that memorial donations be made to Catholic Charities in lieu of flowers.
Leonard Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Elkader is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left with www.leonardfuneralhomes.com.
Mass of Christian Burial was Monday, Nov. 10, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Elkader, with the Rev. Ardel Barta as Celebrant. Interment was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Elkader.