Charlotte Asikainen1926 - 2018
Charlotte Louise “Char” Asikainen age 91 of Rogers City
passed away peacefully at home on June 29, 2018.
She was born July 8, 1926 in Ishpeming
to Clayton and Inez (Holmgren) Simons.
Char graduated from Ishpeming High School in 1944. On August 28, 1947
she married Henry “Hank” Asikainen in Ishpeming. Char graduated from
Northern Michigan College in 1948 with her teacher’s certificate then
began teaching in Rogers City. She was a member of Westminster
Presbyterian Church and sang in their choir for over 30 years. Char was
active in the Rogers City Women’s Civic League and past president of
the Presque Isle County Historical Museum,
Char is survived by:
2 daughters, Kristine (David) Steere of Crystal and
Ann Wikman of Grand Rapids;
6 grandchildren, Rebecca (Nathan) Akin, Katherine (Jason) Campbell,
Jeremy Steere, Shannon Steere, Niklas Wikman and
5 great grandchildren, Claire Akin, Carter Akin, Kaleb Smith,
Mason Smith and Clayton Steere.
She was preceded in death by her husband Henry “Hank” on July 11, 2000
and grandson-in-law, Peter Smith on June 1, 2011.
Friends may visit at Westminster Presbyterian Church 125 West Ontario
Street, Rogers City, Michigan on Saturday, July 14th from 9:30 through
time of her memorial service at 11AM with Revs. Greg and Karen
Inurnment will take place at Memorial Park Cemetery in Rogers City,
Memorials may be given in Char’s memory to Westminster Presbyterian
Church, American Cancer Society, Rogers City Schools, Presque Isle
County Historical Museum or to a charity of your choice.