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Charleen Osterholtz

Sep 19th, 1947 - Mar 30th, 2023

Funeral:  11 a.m. Friday, April 7, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Visitation:  5 until 7 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home.

Interment:  Powers Cemetery, Xenia


     Charleen M. Osterholtz, age 75, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2023, at her home.

     She was born September 19, 1947, in Xenia, Illinois.  She married Lee Roy “Butch” Osterholtz on January 13, 1967, in Joliet, Illinois.  Butch passed away July 8, 2010.

     Charleen was a dedicated employee of Hella in Flora for 23 years.  She is remembered for her enthusiastic love of Elvis Presley and his music, and her enjoyment of bowling, attending concerts, caring for animals, working outside in her yard, and traveling—especially to visit with some of her best friends in Chicago.  Charleen cherished all of her family, and this naturally included the Goldendoodles, Elvis and Sam, who shared her home.

     She is survived by her daughter: Kristina (John) Zimmerman of Clay City, Illinois; 2 granddaughters: Kennedy and Khloe Zimmerman; 3 sisters: Rosalie (Mike) Slater, Ruby Weller, and Rhonda (Jim) Evans; 5 brothers: Roland (Ruth) Green, Randy Green (Timothy Winters), Rick (Mindy) Green, Roger “Sam” Green, and Robert (Freda) Green Jr.; a brother-in-law: Brad Eastin; a niece: Cathrine “Cat” Osterholtz; as well as a number of dear nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and friends.

     She was preceded in passing by her parents: Robert William Green Sr. and Modena B. (Gaines) Green; husband: Butch Osterholtz; 2 brothers: Ronald Green and Ronnie Green; a sister: Rowena Green; a brother-in-law: Ron Weller; and a sister-in-law: Cheryl Green.

     A funeral ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, April 7, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Burial will follow at Powers Cemetery, Xenia.  A visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday evening, April 6, at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to Fur a Good Paws and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:


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Linda Martin

March 31st

Rhonda and Family: I’m saddened to hear of Charlene’s passing and I’m sorry for your loss. You and the family are in my prayers. God bless y’all ❤️

David Bryden

March 31st

Heaven has gained an angel, I offer my deepest sympathy and condolences to her family and loved ones, I'm sure she's enjoying sharing time again with her loving husband, Butch, and other family members. She came from a very large family of the last name Green. She was a joy to work with at Hella and will be missed by many.

Judy (Simpson) Holroyd

March 31st

So sorry to hear this. I worked with Charleen at Hella. She was a great lady.


April 1st


Daniel Gorley

April 1st

I worked with "Mama Char" at Hella. She had a heart of gold and will be missed. Kind soul, very patient and understanding. Hard worker and caring. Prayers for the family and friends.

Lisa Stanley

April 3rd

For a very sweet lady. I didn't get the privilege of working with you at Hella but I know you were a very dedicated and strong woman to put up with all you and your coworkers had to. So many years of service and we all become family. I know your coworkers will miss you deeply. To all your family my deepest condolences are with them. My God give them all strength and comfort during such a difficult time. RIP in peace Char ❤

Deb Greenwood

April 3rd

So sorry to hear this! Prayers going out to the family!🙏🏻

Steve and Misty Wheeler

April 3rd

Krissy I'm so sorry ....your Momma was a very special lady and will always hold a special place in our hearts...hugs


April 3rd

We will all miss you at Hella. You have been a good friend. Tammy Hoover and I both will miss you.. Heaven gained a good lady.. Rest In Peace my friend.....

Christy and Eric Robinson

April 3rd

Kristina and family - we are so sorry for your loss. Charleen was a beautiful person inside and out and will be missed by all who knew her.

Julie Galloway

April 3rd

Charlene babysat my brothers and I for many years and was so wonderful to us. We felt like her home was our second home. We loved being a part of her family with her daughter Krissy and her husband. She still always made sure to smile and say hi to me any time she saw me. She was an absolutely wonderful woman and will be very much missed. Hugs Krissy.


April 3rd

Prayers so sorry for everyone's loss

Cat O

April 3rd

Aunt Char was loved by everyone! So to everyone my sympathy and condolences. Especially to her daughter and doodle dogs, her sisters and brothers. She will be loved and missed forever and a day. Love you so much Auntie Char!

Wanda Hollinsworth

April 3rd

I'm so sorry for your loss. Charleen was a good friend.

Angel Skeens Rutledge

April 3rd

I'm sorry for your loss I'm sorry we lost touch. Sorry about your mom. She was ausome. Hugs.

Thomas Bates Sr.

April 3rd

may you forever be in peace now [Char],from a good and always close ex-brother in law

Anita and Lrster Lynch

April 3rd

Prayer for the family. I worked with Randy.

Jennifer Anderson

April 3rd

Ooh Krissy I am soo sorry for your loss.I always loved your mamma and always looked forward in going over to your house during our school years.She was the sweetest woman!!! She will be truly missed. Please know that I am thinking about you and am praying for you for strength, comfort and some sort of understanding at this difficult time. BIG (((hugs))) .

Mike & Deb (Hall) McKinney

April 3rd

So sorry to hear this. Charlene was a nice lady and fun to bowl with. She will be missed.

Chris Feldhake

April 3rd

My deepest sympathies to all family & friends. Char was such a sweetheart to us all! She is, and will be, missed terribly! Love ya, Char! Rest in Peace, sweet lady!

neil haldeman

April 4th

My heart is broken. Char and Butch were my heros. I always felt like we were family. Sending prayers your way.

Walter J. Chaney

April 4th

Thoughts and prayers!

Mary Graham

April 5th

I will miss you so much u will always be one of my favorite family members and u will always be in my heart ur were the kindest person I every known and I will never forget ur love of Elvis. Krissy I'm so sorry for your loss and love you.

Chrystal Purkes

April 5th

I sure did get a lot of laughs with her. I would love to bowl with her. She was very good with children in different age groups. I surely will be missed by me.

Chuck osterholz

April 5th

We didn't know each other , you were my aunt. My little sister Cat said you were the best, anyways rest in peace.

Timothy Winters

April 7th

On behalf of myself and my Family I want to express our deepest condolences on your loss, I ( Tim) want to say I'm so glad I had the pleasure of meeting Char a few times while I was visiting Illinois from Maine she's a very sweet person. Until we meet on Heaven's shore Rest In Peace

Karen Wolfe Haram

April 10th

I knew Charlene from our earliest days at Lincoln School. She was always so sweet and kind to others. I enjoyed seeing her at class reunions through the years. She was a faithful attendee. May she rest in peace.



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Dick and Linda Wiegel
Pam Schnautz
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Margie Bogle
Rachel & Jason Salemme
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Clara Booth]
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Kim (Bickley)Welty
Carl Zimmerman
Dawn Carter
Timothy Winters
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Luke Slater


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