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Charlotte Hance, 95

Charlotte Bickmann Hance, age 95, of Linden, NJ, died Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, in the Father Hudson House, Elizabeth, NJ.

She was born on the family farm in Victor Township, MN, the daughter of Frank and Franzinska Zimmermann Bickmann, and has lived in Linden, NJ since 1948.

Charlotte worked as an assembler for Glasseal Industries, in Linden, NJ, for 10 years, retiring in 1980. Previously, she was a live-in custodian for 23 years for the Linden VFW Post 1397.

She was a member of St. Theresa’s Rosary Society and Ladies Auxiliary, the Mt. Moriah Senior Citizens Club, and a past den mother for 15 years for St. Theresa’s Cub Scout Pack 142, all of Linden, NJ.

Charlotte was preceded in death by her husband, Edward N. Hance Sr. in 1994; her daughter-in-law, Denise Hance; her three brothers, Benjamin Bickman, Joseph Bickman, and Donald Bickman; and her two sisters, Mildred Bickman and Elizabeth Bickman Otto.

She is survived by her three sons, Edward N. Hance Jr. and his wife, Christine, William J. Hance and his wife, MaryAnn, and John R. Hance; her brother, Felix Bickman; 10 grandchildren, Christine Guth, Michele Hance, Katherine Doktor, Megan Doktor, Matthew Doktor, Edward N. Hance III, William J. Hance Jr., Paul Hance, Gabrielle Hance and Alexandra Hance; and four great-grandchildren, Dylan Matusiefsky, Chloe Hance, Brandon Guth, and Joshua Guth.

Charlotte is further survived by many nieces and nephews, and had a very special relationship with two nieces, Mary Otto Broderick and Eileen Bickman Bucklin.

A funeral service took place Tuesday, March 2 at 9 a.m. at the Kowalski Funeral Home in Linden, NJ, preceded by visitation beginning at 8:30 a.m., and followed by a funeral Mass offered at St. Theresa’s R.C. Church in Linden, NJ at 10 a.m. Interment was in Rosedale Cemetery, Linden, NJ.

Arrangements were by the Kowalski Funeral Home in Linden; condolences may be sent to SharingGrief@aol.com