Charlene Anne (DeToffol) Pope, 73, of Ely, dies

Charlene Anne (DeToffol) Pope, 73 of Ely, was called to Heaven on November 16, 2014 at Boundary Waters Care Center after enduring a long battle with numerous illnesses. She was born October 12, 1941 in Joliet, Illinois. She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank Pope; her parents Fred and Anne DeToffol; brother Gary DeToffol and great-grandson Owen Proznik.
She leaves behind a loving family she had a tremendous impact on. Her family includes: Laurie (Bill) Slaughter, Mike (Ellen) Pope; granddaughter Christy (Aaron) Garcia; Mary (Bill) Proznik; Kevin (Jessica) Pope; Samantha Dodd; Anthony Pope; granddaughter Michelle (Oliver) Cervantes; Teresa (Dave) Archer; great grandchildren: Austin Garcia, Madalyn Pope, Naomi Archer, Olivia Proznik, Landon Pope and Ava Proznik.
Her greatest accomplishment was the influence she had on her family. She got the most enjoyment of the time she spent laughing and playing with grandkids and great grandkids. Charlene had a wonderful influence on the lives of many of those around her in Illinois and in Ely, Minnesota. Along with her family, she leaves behind her two best friends: Fran Tavernaro of Lansing, Illinois and Naomi Archer of Ely. Charlene requested there be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.