April 15, 2014


Charlotte Eissens, 85, of Carroll, Iowa, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll surrounded by her family.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 17, at First United Methodist Church in Carroll with the Rev. Dennis Bailey officiating. Casket bearers will be Charlotte's grandchildren. Music for the service will be by Ellen Severin, Nancy Davis, and Jake Gute. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison, Ill.

Friends may call after 5 p.m. Wednesday, Apri 16, at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll, where there will be a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com.

Born June 5, 1928, in Mount Carroll, Ill., she was a daughter of Tyrrell and Harriet (Sack) Davis. She graduated from Mount Carroll High School in 1946 and then went to cosmetology school in Rockford, Ill. Charlotte worked as a beautician in Morrison, Ill., for a short time.

She was married to Gerald Jay Eissens on Sept. 2, 1950, in Sterling, Ill. The couple moved to California in 1951 while Gerry served in the U.S. Army. In 1953 they moved back to Morrison, where they raised their family. The Eissens moved to Carroll in the summer of 1973 with General Electric.

Charlotte was a member of First United Methodist Church in Carroll. She enjoyed cooking, music, keeping in touch with her friends from Illinois, and being a good Samaritan. Charlotte was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Charlotte is survived by her three daughters: Pamela Stolley of Fulton, Ill., Janet MacDonald and her husband David of Two Harbors, Minn., and Tammie McKenzie and her husband Dan of Carroll; two sons: Jerry Eissens and his wife Cheri of Kennewick, Wash., and Andrew Eissens of Carroll; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister Sharon Rasmussen and her husband Gary of Carroll; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1998, a brother Tyrrell Jr., a son-in-law Robert Stolley; and a son Todd in infancy.