Charlene Bach Klossner

Received June 15, 2010                                      





I enlisted in the Navy right out of high school. Served as a Dental Tech in the Waves in the hospital at Camp Pendleton in California for three years (was even voted Rodeo Princess one year - my 15 minutes of fame!)

Came back to Wisconsin and attended the UW until I married Tom and had to work to keep him in school. ( He got his degree - I never went back to get mine.)  We've been married 45 years now.  We raised two kids, Heidi and Robert here in Madison.  Rob is 40 and still not married and Heidi has been married for 15 years and lives in Belleville with her husband Chad and 3 sons ( Noah-10, Miles-7 and Owen-4)  They own and run Charlie's Bark Park, which is a Doggie lodge and daycare in Belleville.

Both Tom and I are now retired.  I worked for Dr. Bitterman ( an Orthodontist ) for 25 years until he retired and then I went to Cuna Mutual and worked there in the Insurance world for 15 years until I retired 6 years ago after a bout with Breast Cancer (am now in remission and feeling great - Yippee!) We now live in Sun Prairie and spend our time caring for our parents (mine 88 & 90 and his mother 93) and grandkids and traveling and cruising as much as we can.