Date of Death: August 27, 2023

Service Details

Visitation will be held Thursday, August 31, 2023 beginning at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Newberg, 13021 Born St., Jones. A funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the church with Pastor Mike Owen and Chris Christopherson officiating. She will be laid to rest in Poe’s Cemetery.

Obituary Notice

Charlotte Marie Rifenberg, 85, of Jones, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2023 at Elkhart General Hospital.

Charlotte was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin, the daughter of Harry and Helen Bristol on June 13, 1938. In 1950 Charlotte became a Jones, Michigan resident along with her family where she attended Three Rivers High School.

In 1955 Charlotte married Olen “Jr.” Rifenberg, and established their family farm. Their home “The Farm” was known to the Jones community as a great place for conversation and a good cup of coffee. Holidays were always an open door at “The Farm” where you could find Charlotte making delicious meals for friends and family always including her famous potato salad. Charlotte enjoyed watching the hummingbirds, spending time in her flower garden, a challenging puzzle and her amazing family.

Remaining to cherish her memory are her husband Olen “Jr.” Rifenberg, daughters, Pandy (Paul) Chiddister, Connie Rifenberg, sons, Charlie Rifenberg and Bryan Rifenberg. Sister Janet (Bill) Hartman and Brother Verlin Bristol. Brother-In-Law James (Donna) Rifenberg. 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Charlotte was proceeded in death by her parents Harry and Helen Bristol, sisters Yvonne Neumueller, Harriet Savacool and Bonita Thompson and one brother Richard Bristol.

Additional Information

Donations in Charlotte’s memory may be directed to First Baptist Church of Newberg. Envelopes will be available at the church or at Hohner Funeral Home.

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  1. All my love and prayers to Uncle Jr my cousins Chuck Pandy Connie and Bryan. My condolences to you all and the family. May God watch over you all. Rest In Peace My Loving Aunt Charlotte.

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