Charlotte J. Bishop, 93, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Thursday June 6, 2019 at Mayo Health Systems in La Crosse. She was born to Gerald and Ethel (Craig) Beirne in Crystal Valley, Rural Galesville. On February 5, 1926. On May 8, 1948 she married Paul J. Bishop in St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Ettrick. He preceded her is death on February 3, 1991.
Charlotte was a faithful member of St. Bridget’s Catholic Church, where she was a member of the PCCW and was the first Lady of Light. She held all offices in the PCCW and was also Secretary of the Arcadia Deanery for 4 years. She chaired the funeral lunch groups and was famous for her scalloped potatoes (with lots of help). She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Ettrick Trempealeau County Unit for over 50 years. She was also a member of the Trempealeau VFW Auxiliary. She was awarded Ettrick Citizen of the year in 1996. She enjoyed calling on friends and helping them out if needed. She was also honored by the Knights of Columbus.
Charlotte is survived by 2 daughers: Paulette Nereng and Anita Scheller; 2 sons: Jerome Bishop and Joey (Lana) Bishop. 4 granddaughters: Erin (Justin) Dolesy, Cortney (Andy) Prevost, Alexis Bishop and Jessica (Chad) Knapmiller. 4 grandsons Ben Scheller, Matt Nereng, Mark Nereng, and Michael (Annie) Nereng. 10 great-grandchildren Acai, Gabriel, Gus, Gavin, Rhea, Sawyer, Brooks, Baby P, Niko, Milo. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul, her parents and 4 brothers William, Ron, Rollie and Lorin Beirne.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Ettrick. Father Woodrow Pace will officiate. Burial will follow, at a later date, in St. Bridget’s Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Monday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and again on Tuesday from 10:00 am until the time of the service. A Rosary will be said at 7:00 pm. The Fossum Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.fossumfuneralhome.com.