Charlotte was born on January 26, 1928 in Park Ridge, NJ to Henry and Mae (Terhune) Diefenthaler. She graduated from Park Ridge High School, New Jersey. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Education and her Master’s Degree in Special Education. Charlotte taught for many years at Lakeland School in Elkhorn. She married David Goodman on January 1, 1948. He preceded her in death on January 11, 2009. Charlotte was an active member at First English Lutheran Church, singing in the choir. She was a prolific knitter, enjoyed adult coloring and singing at Fairhaven. Charlotte was always looking at how she could help others.
She is survived by her children Maryellen (Bruce) Bucholtz, Whitewater, William Goodman, Pewaukee, WI, Kenneth (Donna) Goodman, Pinellas Park, FL, Susan Williams, Sheboygan, WI; grandchildren Jennifer (Jon) Evans, Ray (Sharlene Konkel) Bucholtz, Michelle Bucholtz, Mike (Jessica) Goodman, Brian (Ashley) Goodman, Joel Robers, Erin (Richard) Blair, Kayla (Josh) Wiese, Kristi (Nick) Dade, Amber Karpinsky; great-grandchildren Kaitlyn, Abby and Selby Evans, Ty and Trevor Bucholtz, Tanner Musgrove, Ella Ruth and Teddy Goodman, Annabelle Goodman, Ethan, Liam, Grant and Mackenzie Robers, Ava Blair, Kaleb, Jaxon and Noah Wiese, Elijah Dade, Caale Karpinsky. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Margaret Lee; brothers, Henry and Peter Diefenthaler.
A private service will be held later this summer at Heart Prairie Lutheran Church. Memorials may be made in Charlotte’s name to the Fairhaven Foundation 435 W. Starin Road, Whitewater, WI 53190
The Nitardy Funeral Home, Whitewater, Wisconsin is assisting the family.