Aloha, Charlotte Vorfeld Fleener

Mike Fleener and his mother, Charlotte Fleener

Charlotte Alice Vorfeld Fleener, 98, of Waimea died Saturday, Sept. 15, at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Home in Hilo. Born in Kahuku, Oahu, she was a homemaker, and secretary at AMFAC. Survived by daughter, Joanne (David) Fleener Coon of Waimea; sons, Michael C. (Joan) Fleener of Stillwell, Kan., and John R. (Sharon) Fleener of Lincoln Park, Mich.; nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren; and brother, Robert (Wilma) Vorfeld of Kahului, Maui. Charlotte was my sister-in-law, and the picture above is reminiscent of when I first met her. She and her son, Mike Fleener, are posing for a picture at a family get-together. I first met her when she and I were secretaries at AMFAC, then later when I began dating her widowed brother, Jack Vorfeld. Not long after that, she became my sister-in-law. She was bright, energetic, and absolutely delightful. At the same time, she had a soft, gentle way about her. For many years until she passed away, she lived quietly, surrounded by family. I'd been to see her a number of times, and while she had some memory issues, she always recognized me. May God bless and comfort her wonderful children and their children. She left a remarkable legacy.
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4 Responses to Aloha, Charlotte Vorfeld Fleener

  1. B.L. Ochman says:

    Sorry for your loss solnichka. She sounds like someone lovely to know. And it’s wonderful that she was surrounded by family.

  2. Esther Green says:

    Judy, that was such a loving remembrance of Sissy. Thank you. I was lucky to have met her a few times and she was all of those things. May she rest in peace now.

    Aloha oe,,, Esther

  3. Sherry Smith B says:

    My grandmother, Ella Mullin Perkins, always visited Mrs. Fleener when she could in the ’60s and ’70s and maybe before. Guess they met on Oahu during the war
    Was she a quilter? Not sure why she would have referred to someone a generation younger? as Grandma Fleener? She would have been 3 yrs. older than my mom
    Aloha, Calif. kaminini

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