Charlene Gaila Skorna-Cottrell, age 81, of Grand Rapids and formerly of Greenville, passed away on September 17, 2020 at home under the care of loved ones and Emmanuel Hospice. She was born on July 10, 1939 in St. Ignace.
Charlene was a strong, caring woman who loved helping everyone. She had a heart of gold and was a very hard worker. She still loved to volunteer at the nursing home in Greenville, MI. She liked owls and enjoyed watching game shows. She loved to hang out with her best friend of many years, Lois. Charlene’s favorite flower was a daisy. Daisies are tough and beautiful flowers just like Charlene Cottrell. Charlene lit up any room she walked into and she was a pleasure to be around.
Charlene was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Cottrell; her first husband, Steven Skorna; a daughter, Kathleen Joy Peterson; a granddaughter, Tiffany Mary Stewart; and a son in law, Robert Siversten.
Surviving are her seven children, Stephanie Rooker, Karen Siversten, Steven Skorna, Robert Skorna, Michael (Tonya) Skorna, Michelle Thompson, and Caroline (Steven) Clark; her siblings, Linda Burton, Jean Burton, Diana Peterson, Arlene Bills, and Tim Plate; 24 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; and several other family and friends.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Greenville Community Church, with Pastor Bryan Savage officiating.
To send a message of sympathy, sign Charlene’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www.MichiganCremation.com
Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638