Charlotte Ruth Lawler 1938-2021

Charlotte Ruth Lawler, 82, of Decatur passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

A graveside service to celebrate Charlotte’s life will be held Thursday, January 14, 2021, at Macon County Memorial Park. A private family viewing will be held one hour before at Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care. Memorials in Charlotte’s honor may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church (1960 E. Johns Avenue, Decatur, IL, 62521) The family welcomes those interested to leave a message in the family guestbook at

Charlotte was born in Decatur, IL., in July of 1938, as a daughter of Otto and Daisy Salefski. She worked in bookkeeping for a law office and for City Motors. In addition to her daily chats with family and dear friends, she also enjoyed reading, word find puzzles, bowling, dining out with family and friends and fervently supporting (and critiquing) her beloved Chicago Cubs. Charlotte married John Lawler in June of 1957.  He preceded her in death in June of 2019.

Surviving are her children, Dawn (Mike) McCoy, Julie (David) Smith and Jay (Genea) Lawler, Grandchildren, T.J. (Brittanie) McCoy, Gavin (Stefanie) McCoy, Stephanie (Eric) Smith-Schellhorn, Lindsay (Adam) Siefman, Megan (Jacob) Shackelford, Nathan (Danielle) Lawler, Ryan (Brittany) Lawler, Maddy (Nathan) Jefson, Molly (Sean) Reed and fourteen great grandchildren.

She was preceded by her parents, husband and brother, Otto Salefski Jr.

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