Charlette Mae Stas


March 14, 1943 - December 17, 2014




Charlette Mae Stas was born on March 14, 1943 at Huron, SD to Raymond & Hazel (Baughman) Songer.  As a young girl her family lived in several places around western South Dakota; primarily in the Gregory, Dallas and Winner areas.

In the summer of 1979 she met and started dating Sterling Totton and gained four more daughters.  They have been together for 35 years and have been true soulmates.

She worked at the Gregory Day Care in Gregory, SD for ten years prior to moving to Mt. Vernon, SD in 1991.  For a short time she worked at Dakota Pork at Mitchell and National Food Corporation at Plankinton, SD.  Later she worked at the Storla Sunset Home at Storla, SD as a dietary aid and then a housekeeper for twelve years before retiring in 2003 due to health.  She is loved and will be missed by many.

Charlette is survived by four sons:  Rick Stas, Mitchell,SD, Kip (Angie) Stas, Rigby, ID, Rex (Tonya Metter) Stas, Huron, SD and Ryan (Kandi) Stas, Huron, SD; six daughters:  Kay (Jason) Currey, Mitchell, SD, Kari (Justin) Meyer, Mt. Vernon, SD, Tami Totton, Sioux Falls, SD, Kim (Luther) Smith, Sioux Falls, SD Wanda Jennings, Letcher, SD, and Lanita (Lynn) Gregerson, Delmont, SD; four sisters:  Iola Hamilton, Tuscon, AZ, Geneva (Duke) Leetch, Huron, SD, Velda Schnellbach, Del Rapids, SD and Leota Story, Bassett, NE and four brothers Keith (Rose) Songer, Huron, SD, Wayne (Barb) Songer, Huron, SD, Larry Songer, Huron, SD and Calvin Songer, Norfolk, NE; thirty-two grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Rodney; six brothers: Kenneth, Dale, Leonard, Lester, Melvin, and Donald.    


A Memorial Fund has been established.





Sunday, December 21, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Monday, December 22, 2014
10:30 AM
Salem Lutheran Church
Mount Vernon, South Dakota


Mount Vernon Cemetery
Mount Vernon, South Dakota

Posted by donna songer on December 22, 2014
i remember the dance we all went to in burke.that was fun.i am sorry i missed your funeral due to the weather.i miss you.thank you for all the good sorry that we had to loose a good aunt.keep watching over us all.
Posted by duane and ruth songer on December 21, 2014
to our family sorry for the loss heaven has one heck of an angel and aunt i can remember the time when sterling and aunt charlette would come to our house and i would say aunt sterling and uncle charlette and they all would laugh . or when they would get lost when they would come visit us and get lost . god bless you all and remember the fun times we will miss you aunt charlette
Posted by Vickie anf Brad Bruns on December 20, 2014
So sorry for your loss Ryan . We love you
Posted by Vickie anf Brad Bruns on December 20, 2014
So sorry for your loss Ryan . We love you
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