Carlson, Ruth C.
Ruth C. Carlson, 84, Allouez passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014 at Odd Fellow Nursing Home with her family by her side. Ruth was born on January 1, 1930 in Des Moines, Iowa the daughter of the late Rev. Elmer and Rosemary (Morten) Christensen. She was a graduate of Green Bay West High School with the class of 1947. On September 4, 1949 she married the love of her life Art Carlson at Bethel Lutheran Church to a standing ovation. They almost made it to 65 years but the 64 prior years were filled with love and devotion to each other. Ruth loved spending time in Door County with her family and especially liked visiting Whitefish Bay Dunes and being able to stick her toe in Lake Michigan. She was musically gifted and enjoyed singing and playing the piano. Ruth had many interests in life but her greatest joy came from caring for her family and being the greatest wife, Mom and grandma she could be.
Ruth is survived by her husband Art, Allouez; her children Steve Carlson, Wheaton Ill; Deb (Chuck) Faison, Eden Prairie, MN; Connie (Jon) Burggren, Green Bay; 4 grandchildren Danielle and Lydia Faison, Keegan (Amy) Burggren, Britta Burggren, one sister Mimi McClure, one sister-in-law Dolores Carlson. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her mother and father-in-law, Kate and Arthur Carlson, sisters, Adah Mikkelsen, Sheila Christensen, brother, Mark Christensen, brothers and sisters-in-law, Vince Mikkelsen, Roy McClure, Marv (Hazel) Carlson, Ken Carlson, Floyd (Eleanor) Carlson.
Gathering of family and friends will be held from 9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Grace Lutheran Church 321 S. Madison Street. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Julie Wrubbel-Lange officiating. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy Memorial Donations may be made to either the Y.M.C.A Youth Program ~or~ to Grace Lutheran Church.
The family would like to offer a warm note of appreciation to the Medical Staff of Aurora Hospital, Odd Fellow Nursing Home and Rehab Center and to Unity Hospice. Your kindness and compassion will never be forgotten.
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Apr. 25, 2014
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