A funeral service for Charlene will be held on Friday at 10:30 AM at Lone Rock Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in the Burt Township Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 PM on Thursday at the church and will continue one hour prior to the service on Friday.
Beatrice Charlene Brace was born April 3, 1926, on the family farm north of Burt, daughter of William and Esther (Johnson) Rath. Charlene graduated from Lone Rock Community School where she was president of her senior class and then graduated from Iowa Teachers College in Cedar Falls.
On June 19, 1949, Charlene was united in marriage to Sylvester Brace at the Methodist Church in Algona. They farmed and raised their three sons near Lone Rock. Charlene taught history and math at the middle school level for 23 years teaching in Peterson, Humboldt, Lone Rock, Burt, Lu Verne and finishing her career at Sentral of Fenton. She was loved and respected by her many students.
Charlene was an active member of the Lone Rock Presbyterian Church serving on many church groups throughout the years. She was also a member of The American Legion Auxiliary Unit # 37, Ames, and she served on the Lone Rock Depot Historical Society.
Charlene Brace died Monday, November 27, 2017; at Accura Health Care of Bancroft. She had been a resident there since December of 2015.
She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Sylvester Brace of Lone Rock; three sons, Keven Brace and his wife Darlene of Ames, Jason Brace and his wife Deanne of Lone Rock, and Brian Brace and his wife Kari of Algona; seven grandchildren, Vesper Brace of Ames, Chandra Haack and husband Brian of Chanhassen, MN, Jessa Erickson and her husband Jason of Walnut, Aaron Brace and his wife Amy of Ankeny, Amber Brace of Algona, Briana Vautier and her husband Cole of Johnston, and Hannah Brace (Dave Connick) of Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada; and six great-grandchildren, Maya, Peter, and Adam Haack, Piper and Oliver Erickson, and Eli Brace. She was preceded in death by her parents.
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