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Charlene Ida Dardis, 60, of Duluth, passed away on March 27, 2014.

Charlene was born in Duluth on June 28, 1953 to Roy and Helen (Salminen) Jarvi.

Charlene grew up in Hermantown and graduated from Hermantown High School in 1971. She attended nursing school and began work at Viewcrest Nursing Home. She spent the bulk of her career at Nopeming before retiring in 2006 from Chris Jensen. The best job of her life was being a granny-nanny to her grandson Will. Charlene dearly loved her family and friends as well as spending time outdoors and at the lake. Charlene particularly enjoyed the time she spent with the Hermantown Hockey Group and Island Lake Walking Club. She will be remembered and cherished for her smile, her lively and competitive spirit and boundless optimism.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Charlene is survived by her husband Bruce; daughter, Amie (Darren) Godes; son Derek (Angela); three grandchildren, Tyler, Brooklyn and Will; brother Keith (Mary) Jarvi; nieces and nephews, Erin, Wade, Michelle and Shannon Jarvi and Joe and Jay Dardis; brother-in-law John (Robyn) Dardis as well as many extended family members and friends including dear friends, Lynn, Donna and Wendy.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Nowakowski and Dr. Hashmi including their staff at the Mayo Clinic and in Duluth, Dr. Goueli and nurse Terry as well as the Oncology and 2 West Team at St. Luke's.

GATHERING OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS: 2 p.m. until the 3 p.m. memorial service on Monday, March 31, 2014 in Cremation Society of Minnesota 4100 Grand Ave. Duluth. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society. Cremation Society of Minnesota 218-624-5200