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Charlotte Lena Lynd
  • Athens VFW Post #5319 Auxiliary
    120 Veterans Drive
    Athens, MI 49011

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“Rest in heaven Charlotte. My condolences to the rest of the family. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Ron Ermer - Battle Creek, MI

“Charlotte was my ex-sister-in-law. We were friends for many years and spent a lot of time together when I lived in Ohio. I hadn't seen her since I...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Marty Letgrate - Bowling Green, KY

“To my Taylor family..I am so very sorry to hear about your Mom! I Always liked Charlotte & very sure she will be missed!! Sending Love, Strength &...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Patty Daniel - Galesburg, MI

“Sorry for everyone's loss ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Greg Toman - Vicksburg, MI


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Charlotte Lena Lynd, age 73, of Battle Creek died peacefully at Bronson Battle Creek on Tuesday evening, November 27, 2018. She was born in Wausau, Wisconsin on April 10, 1945 the daughter of Lester and Lillian (Wasmundt) Jaecks. Her family moved to Battle Creek in 1947, where she was raised by foster families. Charlotte attended Davenport University, and served for many years as a records clerk with the Community Action Agency of Battle Creek, and also worked at EPI.

In 1962, Charlotte married Leon James Taylor, Jr., and had five children. Their marriage ended in divorce. She later married Lester M. Lynd in 1995; they had 15 loving years together before he preceded her in death. Charlotte is survived by her five children, Tammy Rigel of Battle Creek, Tonya (Phil) Smith of Wayland, Theadore (Melanie) Taylor of Florida, Teone (Alex) Toman of Battle Creek and Tricia Payne of North Carolina; her step-children, Tina (Bill) Simmons of Irons, Cynthia (Terry) Burton and Julia Lynd, both of Battle Creek; several grandchildren & great-grandchildren; brother, Merrill Kies; sister, Marilyn(Dean) Herbert; and several nieces, nephews & dear friends. She was also preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Leon J. Taylor, Jr.; her son-in-law, Tom Rigel; her step-father, Oscar Sheetz; and a sister, Beverly Humphreys.

Charlotte was a member of the Athens VFW Post #5319 Auxiliary. She enjoyed painting, crocheting, sewing and all other types of arts & crafts, and spending time with her family and friends.

A memorial luncheon to honor Charlotte will be held 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 16, 2018 at the Athens VFW Post# 5319, 120 Veterans Drive, Athens, MI 49011. In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to the Athens VFW Post # 5319 Auxiliary. Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Charlotte may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.

Upcoming Funeral Services

Sunday, December 16
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Athens VFW Post #5319

120 Veterans Drive Athens, MI 49011