Charles Olufemi Okusanya
was born to Cole and Betty Okusanya on December 11, 1971. He was the
oldest of three children.
Charles was born in St. Paul MN; he grew up in Lagos Nigeria and moved to the United States to further
his education after high school.
He was a big family man to say the least. He made it is ambition to make sure people around him were
happy and brought smiles to many people. He had this time where he would give nicknames to people
and the funny thing was that it stuck with them and people just loved it. His charm and sense of humor
made him very easy to be around him. In every room he walked in, you could not help but notice, as he
was the life of the party. Always full of life and joy.
Some of the words that describe Charles are, caring, funny, loving, big hearted and dedicated to say a
few. He always had a way of putting other people first and never hesitated to make sacrifices for his
family. He always made sure his three kids know how much he cared and how proud he was to be their
Some things Charles enjoyed were cars, movies, vacation with the family and good food because he sure
loved to cook. You can always find him behind the grill at any BBQ outing.
Charles, we will miss your laughs and jokes. We will miss your smiles and your kindness towards others.
We know that this loss is huge, but we are comforted knowing that you are in a better place smiling
down on us.
Charles is survived by his mother Betty Okusanya; Brother Anthony Okusanya; Sister Angela Azeez and
his wonderful children Myles, Itunu and Toyosi Okusanya.
Mass of Christian Burial 10 AM Friday, August 23, 2019 at St. Gerard Catholic Church (9600 Regent Ave N, Brooklyn Park) with visitation at 9 AM. Interment Mound Cemetery in Brooklyn Center, MN.
Friday, August 23rd 9 AM
St. Gerard Catholic Church
9600 Regent Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN
Our son recently passed away and of course you never expect to have to deal with this for your children so my wife and I were not only devastated but didn’t know what to do or where to turn next. Evans-Nordby was recommended to us by our Priest and I’m so glad he did. From the moment I talked to Tina on the phone I could tell we were in good hands as she took care of every detail. We met with her the next day and she went through all the aspects of what we were to expect in the coming days, weeks, then months ahead. Every employee we had contact with at Evans-Nordby was kind, compassionate and extremely professional. Thanks Tina and to all at Evans-Nordby for making an unbearable experience at least tolerable.