She was born in Chicago, Ill., Dec. 5, 1936, the daughter of George and Mary (Razec) Rozhon.
Following high school, Charlene worked for Sears Company in Chicago. She married Raymond Okulovich. They moved to Brazil in 1969, and Charlene began working for Windbreaker. After Windbreaker closed, she began working for Columbia House, Terre Haute, and retired after 35 years. She achieved a GED with the class of 1981 through Van Buren High School. She also enjoyed playing Bingo, knitting, puzzles and playing board games with her grand children, great grandchildren or anyone else who was willing to play.
She will forever be remembered by many as mom and granny.
She was a member of the Annunciation Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Raymond, sister Jean Marschke, and brothers George Rozhon and Donald Rozhon.
She is survived by her children James "Jim" Okulovich, Las Vegas, Nev., Michael Okulovich, Janice Yockey, Anthony "Tony" Okulovich, Barbara Okulovich and significant other David Kirton, all of Brazil, 15 grandchildren, and too many great-grandchildren to count, sisters Alice Okulovich, Charlotte Anderson, both of Chicago, brothers Francis Rozhon, Chicago, and Richard Rozhon, Boston, Mass., as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Services will be at French Funeral Home, Friday, April 2, 2010, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday, from 4-8 p.m.
Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory.