ELLEN V. CARLSON, 91 ROCKFORD - Ellen V. Carlson, 91, of Rockford died at 12:44 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at Provena Cor Mariae. Born Aug. 13, 1921, in Rockford, daughter of Victor and Agda (Nordstrom) Larson. Graduate of Rockford Central High School class of 1940. She married George H. Carlson on Oct. 8, 1949; he died July 25, 1973. Ellen worked at the former National Lock Company and Pierce Packing Company, retiring in 1985. Member of Tabor Lutheran Church, where she served on the Altar Guild, was a Sunday school teacher and participated in the Wednesday Morning Bible Study Group and the Friendship Circle. She is survived by son, Arthur (Teresa) Carlson of Rockford; grandchildren, Jennifer (Nicholas) Witter, Jacquelyn (Justin) Geiger and Brian (Marybeth) Dewey; six great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Beverly (Gene) Wessman; numerous nieces and nephews. Also predeceased by parents; and stepfather, Gustav H. Johnson. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, in Tabor Lutheran Church, 2233 Twelfth Ave., with Pastor Jane McChesney officiating. Burial in Scandinavian Cemetery. Visitation from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Memorials may be made to Tabor Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services Ltd. To share a memory or condolence, visit olsonfh.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Nov. 20 to Nov. 21, 2012