Violet Carlson

VIOLET 'VIE' I. CARLSON, 87 'BYE VIE' ROCKFORD - Violet "Vie" I. Carlson, 87, was promoted to glory to spend eternity with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. She was an East High graduate of 1942; she married her high school sweetheart, Edwin W. Carlson, on Dec. 8, 1945, and they had six wonderful children. Vie was recently well known as the pianist for Anderson Gardens. She also played for the Tuesday morning Salvation Army services there. Those of us who knew her were amazed by her endless talents and voracity for life (especially on the tennis court!). She leaves behind her loving husband of 67 years, Ed; children, Kurt (Cheri), Jan (David) Waldner, Bun (Ellen), Mark (Kris), Gini (Randall) Kittle and Edwin (Cindy); 23 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and dear sister, Charlotte Nelson of Hurst, Texas. Thank you to Dr. Chuck DeHaan and Northern Illinois Hospice and her exceptional caregiver, Andrea Kuntz. Celebration of Vie's life at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at the Salvation Army, 500 S. Rockford Ave., with a gathering to follow. Memorials to the Salvation Army, 500 S. Rockford Ave., Rockford, IL 61104. Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory is honored to have assisted the family. To share a memory or express condolences,

Published in Rockford Register Star from Oct. 6 to Oct. 7, 2012