Charlotte Thompson, age 91, of Canby, MN passed away Thursday, February 15, 2024 in Canby, MN. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 22nd at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Canby, MN with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at the Canby City Cemetery. Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel of Canby, MN is entrusted with arrangements.

Charlotte Barbara Thompson was born on March 27, 1932 to parents Elmer and Nellie (Miller) Erickson, at McGregor Hospital in St. George, Utah. When she was six months of age she was brought to Canby for her maternal grandmother’s funeral and was baptized at the home of her paternal grandparents, Edward and Barabara Erickson.  She lived in St. George until she was six years of age, then returned to Canby and lived with her mother’s sister for seven years. She attended three rural schools during that time. She was confirmed at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Canby on May 10, 1946. In 1946, she lived with her mother in Canby and attended Canby High School, graduating in 1950. During her last two years of high school, she was part-time secretary for the Canby City Administrator. Following high school, she attended Bartron School of Nursing and was then employed by the Madison Hospital, Madison, MN.  She and Gerald Thompson were united in marriage on February 21, 1954 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Canby. They lived in Madison until the fall of 1957 when they moved to Canby. Their daughter Brenda was born in 1957. She was the love of their lives.  Charlotte was employed by the Canby Hospital and furthered her education, attaining her Accredited Registered Technician license and under the direction of Hospital Administrator Lucille Eberle, she helped establish the Medical Record Department of the Canby Hospital. She continued working in that capacity at the hospital and clinic until her retirement.  Charlotte was a member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, the Canby V.F.W., and the Porter Legion Auxiliaries. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, reading, and visiting with family and friends. She also enjoyed over 20 years of spending time in their travel trailer at the lake and traveling to Utah to visit family members.

Charlotte is survived by her nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald; her daughter, Brenda; and her parents, Elmer and Nellie.