Waldorf, Charlotte Arnetta, Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Passed away early Monday, February 1, 2010 at Covenant – Cooper. Age 95 years. Charlotte Arnetta LaRue was born August 8, 1914 in Fairfield, Iowa, the daughter of the late Harry F. and Nellie (Mosher) LaRue. She received her Bachelor of Science from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and taught school in Waterloo, Iowa for eleven years. She married Charles H. Waldorf on July 27, 1946 in Marshalltown, Iowa, moving to Saginaw in 1948. She received her Master of Science in Education from the University of Michigan. In Saginaw, Charlotte taught at the old Salina School and at South School, and then served as principal at Webber Elementary School for 21 years. She was a faithful member of St. John’s Episcopal Church and its Altar Guild. She was a member of the University of Michigan Alumnae Association, Saginaw County Retired School Personnel, AAUW, International Service Club Altrusa, the National women’s Farm and Garden Society and its Saginaw Garden Club, holding various offices with them. She was a volunteer at the Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square and at Saginaw Community Hospital and its Strawberry Festival. She was a long-time member of the Germania Town and Country Club. She enjoyed gardening, needlepoint, sewing and trout fishing. Her husband Charles predeceased her March 24, 1996. She was also predeceased by two brothers, James Franklin LaRue and William Harry LaRue. Surviving are a nephew and two nieces and their spouses, Charles D. (Therese) Waldorf, Cherie (Jerry) Turner and their two children Janelle and Nathan, and Jane LaRue (Bill) Miller and their two children, Jessica and Byron; dear friends, Tina and Dan Mikulewicz, Jeff and Myrna Endean, and Dean Gaul. Funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 4, 2010, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 123 N. Michigan Ave. The Rev. Darren Elin will officiate with entombment in Oakwood Mausoleum. Friends may call at the W. L. Case & Company Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Road, from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday and then at the church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider St. John’s Episcopal Church. www.casefuneralhome.com