Charlene Derr

Obituary of Charlene Elizabeth Derr

ADRIAN – Charlene E. Derr, age 85, of Adrian, Michigan passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2020, at Westlake Health Campus in Commerce Township, MI.


She was born in Hudson, Michigan on July 28, 1935, the daughter of Bernard E. and Virginia F. (Baldwin) Masten. She lived most of her life in Lenawee County and was a member of Fairfield Baptist Church. She retired from the Kroger Co. in Adrian in July of 1984 with 30 years of service.


Charlene is survived by one daughter, Wendy (David) Bodenmiller of Milford, MI; two step-sons, Larry (Joy) Derr of Adrian and Ricky Derr of Clinton, TN; four grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Robert, she was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Lynn Schroeder and Cecily Kane and brother-in-law, Melvin Kane.


Funeral services for Charlene will be private. Charlene will be laid to rest in Lenawee Hills Memorial Park, Adrian next to her husband, Robert.   


You may send condolences to the family at Memorial contributions may be made to the Fairfield Baptist Church, 1300 Seneca Street, Adrian, MI 49221 or the Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter, 25200 Telegraph Road, Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48033. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.

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