Charlene Jo Ames, 68, of Monroe passed away, surrounded by her family, on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born at home in Shullsburg on Oct. 7, 1949 the daughter of Vernon and Delores (Negus) Lyne. She attended Shullsburg grade school and high school. Charlene was married to James E. Wiegel on April 26, 1969; together they had six children. She was later united in marriage to Bruce R. Ames on Jan. 4, 1992.
Charlene had been employed as a cook at the Wheel In in Shullsburg and a retirement home, Advance Transformers in Monroe as well as a bakery when she lived in Crivitz. She enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening, puzzles, and crafts such as: sewing and painting ceramics. Charlene also enjoyed supporting her grandson in his Special Olympic events and cheering on his bowling and basketball teams.
She is survived by her husband, Bruce; her children, Tony Wiegel of Spring Green, Travis (Barb) Wiegel of Avoca, Troy (Missy) Wiegel of Shullsburg, Tonia (Tim) Williams of Monroe, and Tianna (Mike) Colvin of Monroe; 14 grandchildren, Allie (David) Crissy, Karlie Wiegel, Ashley Giltner, Dylan Wiegel, Amanda Williams, Kelsey Wiegel, Tyler Richards, Gage Meyer, Tyler Williams, Melissa Richards, Megan Wiegel, Tessa Wiegel, Billy Meyer, Ethan Wiegel, and Abby Wiegel; 4 great-grandchildren, Easton Giltner, Kylee and Lakyn Hagen and Kayden Amaro-Wiegel; sisters, Karen Bolen of Freeport, Darlene (Suzie) Lyne of Fort Dodge, Iowa, and Sarah (Randy) Wacha of Lorimar, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Sharon Kipper; brother, Clarence “Buster” Lyne; son, Todd Wiegel; nephew, Dale Kipper.
A Memorial Service was held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 at the Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home where Chaplain Sue Hall officiated. Visitation was held from 5:00 p.m. until the time of service on Wednesday, at the funeral home. Burial will take place at a later date in Seymour Catholic Cemetery.