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Charlene Brinckerhoff

December 16, 1952 ~ January 1, 2024 (age 71) 71 Years Old

Charlene Brinckerhoff Obituary

Charlene Brinckerhoff, age 71 of Council Bluffs, IA (formerly Nebr. City) passed away on Monday, January 1, 2024 at her home.

Esther Charlene Brinckerhoff was born on December 16, 1952 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Nebraska City, NE; the daughter of Rodney George and Rose Marie (Conkling) Brinckerhoff.  She attended school in Nebraska City and graduated from the Nebraska City High School with the Class of 1970.  She attended the Grand Island School of Commerce and graduated in 1972.

Charlene worked at the former Lincoln Telephone and Telegraph (LT&T) in Nebraska City as an Operator for some 30 years before her retirement.

She is survived by her sisters:  Kathy Pierce (Jerry) of Nebraska City and Kay Wohlers of Council Bluffs, IA; her nieces and nephews that were like children to her:  Michelle Henker, Tina Sanders, Kyle Brinckerhoff, Hope Burns, Kristy Nichols and Kellie Howard; great nieces and nephews:  DJ Duval, McKenzie Chaney; Jordan, Kayla, and Zack Sanders; Cailey Gern, Ethan Cottrell and Mallory Brinckerhoff; Zoe, Ari and Evi Burns; Dru and Chase Nichols, Rodney Carmichael, Matt and Ty Howard; great-great nieces and nephews, an aunt Jane (Bob) Stoltenberg, other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her dad Rodney on March 16, 1998, mom Rose on March 11, 2005, a brother Rodney “Butch” Brinckerhoff, sister Karen Jordan and brothers-in-law:  James “Chic” Jordan and Mal Wohlers.

Funeral Services will be held Monday (Jan. 8) at 2:00 p.m. at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City.  Following the services, she will be cremated and her cremated remains will be inurned at Wyuka Cemetery at a later date.

The family will greet friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday at Gude Mortuary.

To honor Charlene, those attending the services are encouraged to wear Nebraska Cornhusker apparel.

Memorials may be given to The Family or Midland’s Humane Society in Council Bluffs, IA.

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Family Visitation
January 8, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Gude Mortuary
403 S. 9th St.
Nebraska City, NE 68410

Funeral Service
January 8, 2024

2:00 PM
Gude Mortuary
403 S. 9th St.
Nebraska City, NE 68410


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