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MUSCATINE, Iowa - Charlotte M. Emlet, 83, of Muscatine, died Thursday, August 19, 2004, at Muscatine Care Center.

Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Monday, August 23, 2004, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Rev. Jaye Johnson of the Fellowship United Methodist Church will officiate. Casket bearers will be Jesse Emlet, Corey Mast, Nick Emlet, Barry Brown, Shawn Reed, Aaron Reed. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the Genesis Hospice, DeWitt, IA 52742.

Charlotte was born on November 12, 1920, in Muscatine, the daughter of Edward and Adelia Barnard Meerdink. She married Bill Emlet on October 11, 1942, in Muscatine.

She was a member of the Spangler Chapel and the Women of the Moose.

She helped her parents run the Sky Nook Restaurant, and owned and operated the Manhattan Grill for five years and also worked other restaurant jobs.

Survivors include one son, Jerry Emlet and wife, Jean, of Manchester; one daughter, Dee Ann Reed and husband, David, of Muscatine; one daughter-in-law, Diane Emlet of Muscatine; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1985, one son, James Emlet in 1999, and one brother, Edward 'Bud' Meerdink.
EATONTON, Ga. -- Elizabeth 'Liz' M. Emlet, 66, West River Bend Way, N.E., Eatonton, died Nov. 10, 2005, at her residence.

Private services were held. Bridges Funeral Home, Gray, Ga., is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Emlet was born Oct. 24, 1939, in Iowa City, the daughter of the late Page R. Bridges and Marjorie A. Hansen Garrison. She married Chester E. Emlet on Aug. 16, 1956, in Iowa City.

She spent her childhood in Muscatine.

Being a military family, she and her husband traveled throughout the world but spent most of their years in the state of Georgia.

Survivors include her husband of Eatonton; sons, Brad L. Emlet of Conyers, Rodney L. Emlet and wife Sally of Stockbridge and Terry L. Emlet and wife Jennifer of Eatonton; a sister, Ruth M. Bridges of Muscatine; a half-brother, Ronnie R. Bridges of Claremore, Okla.; her stepfather, Albert Garrison of Muscatine; and grandchildren, Terry L. Jr., Lisa A., Steven W., Trey, Justin, Kimberly, Kyle Dickey and Addison Emlet.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, John L. and Alta Mitchell Hansen.
EATONTON, Ga. - Chester E. Emlet Jr., 71, of Eatonton, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, at home.

Funeral services will be private.

Bridges Funeral Home in Gray, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Emlet was born May 30, 1936, in Muscatine, the son of Chester E. Emlet Sr. and Myrtle Eloise Longsgreth Emlet.

He married Elizabeth Mary Bridges.

He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army, retiring with the rank of master sergeant.

He was a member of the U.S. Bowling Congress.

He is survived by three sons, Brad L. Emlet of Conyers, Ga., Rodney L. Emlet of Stockbridge, Ga., and Terry L. Emlet and his wife, Jennifer, of Eatonton; a sister, Janet Patterson of Iowa; and seven grandchildren.

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