Beatrice “Bea” M. Charles

November 27, 1929
November 16, 2021

Beatrice (Bea) Mary Charles, 91, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. She was born November 27, 1929, in Dyckesville to Fred and Myrtle (Vincent) Gilson.

Bea had an infectious smile and was a great friend to many. She had a knack for making you feel special and an uncanny ability to make a bad day better. She loved to have her family around her. If you did not see Bea running, you would find her gardening or in her kitchen making bread or one of her much- loved desserts. Bea was a member of St. Philip the Apostle Parish.

She is survived by her children; Sanford (Joyce) Charles, Tom Charles, Jeff Charles, Lisa (Bob) Heider; her grandchildren, Megan Charles, Christopher (Angela) Charles, Nicholas (Chantel) Charles, Matthew Charles, Joshua (Rachel) Charles, Jeremy Charles, Elizabeth Heider, Amber Heider; great-grandchildren, Madison, and Mason Charles; her brothers Ervin (Eloise) Gilson, Stanley (Pamela) Gilson; sister-in-law, Judy Gilson and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Bea was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Edward “Ed”; a son Richard Charles, her parents; her brothers and sisters Harold (Audrey) Gilson; Angela (Gerald) Nelis, Leonard (Judy) Gilson and Odile (Donald) Lardinois.

Friends may call at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 312 Victoria Street, on Friday, December 3, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Friday, at the church, with the Rev. Bill Hoffman officiating. Bea’s service will be livestreamed and can be accessed by going to the Proko-Wall Funeral Home Facebook page. Entombment will be in Allouez Catholic Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at