Charlotte Rahn, age 73, of Chadwick, Illinois, passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at home. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, November 2, 2017, at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mt. Carroll. Burial will take place in Chadwick Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mt. Carroll. A memorial fund has been established in Charlotte’s memory. Friends and family are invited to share in in Charlotte’s memory at

Charlotte was born July 12, 1944, in Morrison, Illinois, the daughter of John and Inez Houzenga. She attended Chadwick High School and graduated with the Class of 1962. On June 5, 1964, Charlotte married Allen Rahn at Spring Valley Reformed Church in Fulton, Illinois.

Charlotte was a homemaker who cherished raising her children and helping Allen on the farm. She was a member of the Chadwick Evangelical Free Church. Charlotte enjoyed cooking, canning, and baking, especially coffee cakes. She also enjoyed listening to music, and singing in the Spring Valley Quartet. Most of all, Charlotte loved spending time with her grandchildren and family. Charlotte will always be remembered for her generosity and her willingness to provide meals for others.

Charlotte will be dearly missed by her husband, Allen; children, Rebecca (Lee) Hollewell of German Valley, Illinois, Paul (Gretchen) Rahn of Sterling, Illinois, Ron Rahn of Chadwick, Illinois, Allen D. Rahn of Chadwick, Illinois, Steven (Billy Jo) Rahn of Chadwick, Illinois, and Ada (Bill) Holm of Thomson, Illinois; 11 grandchildren, Curtis and Jared Hollewell, Jennifer, James, Jessica, and John Rahn, RJ Rahn, Lane and Nathan Rahn, and Dean and Laura Holm; sisters, Pat Nyland of San Diego, California, and Denise (Dale) Queckboerner of Chadwick, Illinois.

She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Inez; two brothers, Gordon and Randall Houzenga; and two sisters, Joan Rahn and Eileen Spaulding.

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