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Teresa Diane Charboneau, age 75, passed away peacefully on May 14, 2017 at Hiland Cottage in Petoskey.

Teresa was born on August 24, 1941, to the late Edward and Floradine (Dietz) Clark.  Teresa is survived by her 3 children; Randy (Rena) Charboneau of New York, Ryan (Margie) Charboneau of Gaylord, and Rance (Julie) Charboneau of Gaylord; grandchildren Ryan, Stephanie (Daniel), Joel (Rachel), Randy, Helen, Blake, Mia, Nate; great-grandchildren Nevaeh, Daniel, Kyte and Avery.  She is also survived by her brothers Will and Chris Clark, along with many beloved nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Fred Charboneau, and her sister Roxanne Mehl.

Teresa was a devoted wife and loving mother.  She played a large role in the family auto repair business for many years, and was an early and active member of the Gaylord Athletic Booster Club.  She also enjoyed spending time with family, going out to dinner with her friends, golfing, reading, baking and going to the casino.  She especially loved to cheer on her grandchildren during all of their sporting events.  Teresa will be remembered by many for the way she opened her home and pool to the local youth who all called her mom.

A memorial service will be held at the Nelson Funeral Home in Gaylord on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 11 AM.


The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM, and on Monday, May 22, 2017 beginning at 9:00 AM until the time of service.


Memorial contributions in honor of Teresa may be made to Hospice of Little Traverse Bay.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.



Visitation To Be Held At: Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Service To Be Held At: Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Service

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From: George & Judy Dunn
Gaylord, Mi

What do you say to a family with a broken heart? We are so sorry for your loss. Teresa was a wonderful and kind person, as was Fred.

From: Sherrie & Les Kempfer

Our prayers go out to everyone in the family. We have lost a dear friend who we have known for 45 years. Oh what great times and memories. She is now at peace and will be missed.

From: Pamela Flesher
Gaylord, Michigan

Rance and family. We send our deepest condolences on the passing of your Mother. May the love of family and friends soften your sadness.

From: clifford sarrault
spring valley, Ca

My condolences to the family. I am so sad to hear of Teresa's passing. I was friends with her and Fred since high school. They are both remembered fondly in my heart.

From: Holly & Doug Franckowiak
Elmira, MI

So sorry for you loss. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

From: Joseph and Paulette Dollan
Rapid River, Michigan

We are so sorry for your loss, you all are in our Prayers. Teresa was always a gracious, kind and generous person who always had a smile on her face. Definitely brought light into this world. She will be missed.

From: Mitch & Louis LaPort
Cheboygan, Michigan (MI)

Rance, Sorry for the loss of your mother. You and your family are in our prayers

From: Michele & Rayne Roeser
Enid, Oklahoma

Love and condolences from all of us in Oklahoma! She was the sweetest! Hugs to all of you! She and Rox are up there hugging each other!! Love you all

From: Denise Landrie
GAYLORD, Michigan

We will miss Teresa at the sporting events. She was a huge cheerleader of her grandchildren and their teammates. She spent many hours driving to and from events and having dinner with her favorite players. Win or lose she was a positive spectator and supporter. She will be sincerely missed by the Landrie family.

From: Jim and Barb Lappan
Gaylord, MI

Our sincere condolences to all the Charbonneau family.