Obit: Carlson, Lorena #2 (1917 - 2006)
Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Carlson, Ehlers, Palser

----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) March 5, 2006

Carlson, Lorena #2 (23 Aug. 1917 - 3 March 2006)

Lorena Carlson

Lorena Carlson, 88, of Eau Claire died March 3, 2006, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Land Mark Christian Church in Chippewa Falls. Burial will be in Abbotsford Public Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the church and also from 12:30 p.m. until service time at the church Monday.

Maurina/Community Funeral Home in Abbotsford is assisting the family.

She was born Aug. 23, 1917 in Cleghorn, Iowa, to Walter and Mamie Ehlers. She married Martin Carlson Sept. 1, 1941. He died on Nov. 19, 1991. They lived in Moline, Ill., where Martin worked at the Rock Island Arsenal until 1944. They returned to Iowa to farm and settled on Lorena's home farm until 1956, when they bought a dairy farm and moved to Owen, Wis. They retired from farming in 1978 and moved to a new home in Abbotsford, Wis.

After Martin died in 1991, Lorena moved to the St. John's Apartments in Eau Claire. She worked for her daughter Carol as a receptionist for Acceptance Mortgage from 1998 until the present.

She is survived by her children: Linda Johnson of Orlando, Fla., Craig (Helen) Carlson of Stanley, Carol Carlson of Eau Claire and Marlene (Phillip) Palser of Eau Claire; one brother: Kenneth Ehlers of Chatham, Iowa; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.



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