Charlene M. Elsbrie, 78, of Belding, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at Mission Point of Belding. Charlene was born September 19, 1943, in Grand Rapids, the daughter of Roger and Burnetta (Bush) Gildner. She graduated from Grand Rapids Central High School with the Class of 1962 and worked as a pharmacist for Regan’s Pharmacy in Grand Rapids for several years. Charlene loved crafting and reading and had a huge shoe collection, including several antique shoes.
Charlene is loved and survived by her children, Michael (Barb) Nowak of Wyoming, James (Kelly) Nowak of Belding, Tiffany (John) Straight of Belding, Ryan (Lyndsey) Elsbrie of West Olive, and Joshua (Dorothy) Elsbrie of Wyoming, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, and her brothers and sisters, Tim (Jane) Gildner of Rockford, Lori (Al) Vangronigen of California, and Sandy Thacker of Belding.
Charlene was preceded in death by her husband James Elsbrie, and her parents.
A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, May 14, 2022, from 3:00-5:00 pm, at Northview Community of Christ, 6001 West River Drive, Belmont, Michigan, 49306, with Pastor Kirsten Farmer and Pastor Kathy Klungle officiating. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association or Mission Point of Belding Activity Fund. Envelopes will be available at the church or at Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home, Belding, where funeral care has been entrusted.
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