Charlotte Dagner, 97, Albert Lea

Published 11:10 am Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Memorial services for Charlotte L. Dagner, 97, of Albert Lea, will be at a later date. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Glenville. Online condolences are welcome at

Charlotte died on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea.

Charlotte Dagner

Charlotte Lavina Dagner was born on Oct. 17, 1915, in Freeborn County, the daughter of Hans W. and Amelia (Jensen) Christenson. At the age of 6, Charlotte moved with her family to their farm northwest of Clarks Grove where she grew up. She attended grade school at District No. 5 finishing the eighth grade in seven years. She was baptized and joined the First Baptist Church of Clarks Grove in her early teens. Charlotte was married to Herbert Steinke who was a casualty of World War II. Together they had a daughter, Joyce, who was born on Charlotte’s birthday, Oct. 17. In 1949, Charlotte married John E. Dagner at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Together they lived at 908 Bridge Ave. until building their own home at 2109 Bridge Ave. When they moved to Albert Lea Charlotte joined Calvary Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading and doing embroidery. Blessed be her memory.

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Survivors include her children, Joyce (Lawrence) Behl, Jonathan Dagner and Priscilla “Perk” (Dale) Dagner; grandchildren, Dawn (John) Bartel, Danielle (Randy) Weber, Jeremy Dagner and Samantha (Jesse) Amundson; great-grandchildren Trevor Bartel, Hayley Bartel, Christopher Weber, Jocelyn Weber, Jadyn Grant, and Jordan Grant; brother Howard Christenson; and many nieces and nephews.

Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands Herbert and John, sisters Lucille and Ferne, and brothers Leo and Roger, as well as her brother Leon in infancy.