SHARON L. CARLSON, 72 MACHESNEY PARK - Sharon L. Carlson, 72, of Machesney Park passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Born in Pequot Lakes, Minn., to Edward and Luella (Sletten) Schmidt. She was one of 14 children and moved to Rockford after graduating Brainerd High School in 1958. She met her husband, Bart Carlson in November of 1960. They were married on Sept. 9, 1961. She loved gardening, crafting and word puzzles. Spending time with her six grandchildren was the highlight of her life. Survived by husband, Barton Carlson; daughters, Kelly (Robert) Ashby, Denece (Tim) Poff and Gabrielle (David) Ogden; grandchildren, Kimberly (Dan) Casey, Jeffrey Ashby, Madalyn and Hayden Poff, Alayna and Kaitlyn Ogden; brothers, Dale and Darrell Schmidt; sisters, Marlys DeJarnett, Marian Heapy and Linda Smith; and mother-in-law, Inez Carlson. Predeceased by parents; son, Todd Carlson; numerous brothers and sisters. A special thanks to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Hospital, East Bank Center and Rockford Memorial Hospital for all their special care during her illness. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory, Rockford Chapel, 4311 N. Mulford Road, with visitation from 9 a.m. to service time. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family. Burial in Willwood Burial Park. To share a memory or express condolences, please visit honquestfh.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Oct. 25 to Oct. 26, 2012