Alma #2 (1866 - 1958)
Surnames: Carlson, Langseth, Dostal, Berieske, Smith, Schimmel, Helterhoff, Lindgren
----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 08/14/1958
Carlson, Alma (30 Nov. 1866 - 10 Aug. 1958)
Mrs. Alma Carlson, a resident of the Unity are the past 54 years, died Sunday evening, at the age of 91 years, at the Havenet Nursing Home at Owen where she had been a patient the past year. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Trinity Lutheran Church in Unity, Rev. Robert Langseth officiating, and burial was made in the parish cemetery.
Mrs. Carlson was born in Smoland, Sweden on November 30, 1866, and came to the United States in 1884. She settled in Chicago, Ill., where she married Adolph E. Carlson in September, 1892. The family moved to Unity in 1904 and developed a fine farm four miles south of Unity in the Town of Brighton.
She was a past president of the Trinity Ladies’ Aid, an honorary life member of the Women’s Missionary Society of the Lutheran Augustana Synod, and an honorary member of the Trinity Lutheran Ladies’ Aid.
Surviving are four sons, Paul Carlson of Whitewater, Gustave and Oscar Carlson of Unity; and George Carlson of West Allis; five daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Elsie) Dostal and Mrs. Edna Berieske, Wahiawa, Oahu, Hawaii, Mrs. Harold (Dorothy) Smith, Lake Mills, Mrs. E. O. (Esther) Schimmel of Whitewater, Mrs. Norman (Bernice) Helterhoff of West Allis; 15 grand children; 20 great grand children; one sister, Beda Lindgren of Los Angeles, Calif.
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