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Charlotte A. (Lyndaker) Noftsier
August 29, 1929 ~ December 19, 2020 (age 91)

CASTORLAND – Charlotte A. Noftsier, 91, formerly of the Second Road, Castorland, died Saturday evening, December 19, 2020, at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility.

Charlotte was born on August 29, 1929, at home in the Town of Croghan, to the late John N. and Anna Yousey Lyndaker.  She attended country school at Long Pond (Yancey District School) and Beaver River Central School.  On September 29, 1948, she married Ervin Noftsier at the Croghan Mennonite Church with Rev. Lloyd Boshart officiating.  Mr. Noftsier died on February 28, 2010.  In May 1960, they took over his parents’ farm on the Second Road in Castorland.  Together, they owned and operated the dairy farm until 1989 when they retired from farming.  Afterwards, Charlotte worked with the custodial staff at the Carthage Central School for several years, retiring in January 2001.

A member of Naumburg Mennonite Church and a past member of the Black River Campers, Charlotte enjoyed traveling with her husband and camping.  In addition, she loved working in her flower beds, quilting, and playing music, especially with the group “Sweet Harmony”.

Her survivors include her children and their spouses:  Terry E. and Linda Noftsier, of Castorland, Loren L. and Lucy Noftsier, of Canandaigua, Dawn E. and Loren Roes, of Lowville, Gay A. Lyndaker, of Lowville, her twin sons, Kris L. and Kelly L. Noftsier, of Castorland, and Caryn B. and Timothy Leonard, of Rustburg, Virginia; a sister, Eleanor Zehr, of Lockport, New York; sixteen grandchildren; and eighteen great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She is predeceased by her husband, Ervin; a granddaughter, Faith Lyndaker; four brothers, Harold, Earl, Gerald, and Elmer Lyndaker; and two sisters, Loretta Calarco and Alba Roggie.

A private graveside service will be held in the spring with burial in the Croghan Mennonite Cemetery.  Contributions in her memory may be made to the Naumburg Mennonite Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 137, Castorland, New York 13620.  Arrangements are with the Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.

Iseneker Funeral Home, Lowville, New York, 2020.

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