Obit: Carlson, Esther M.C. (1924 – 2017)


Surnames: Carlson, Anderson, Clark, Schwantes, LaBar, Klimmer, Truchon, DeNardis, Lueker

Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) 11 Mar 2017

Carlson, Esther M.C. (14 OCT 1924 – 3 MAR 2017)

Esther Mabel Christine (Anderson) Carlson passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Friday, March 3, 2017. She was born October 14, 1925 to Carl and Flora (Clark) Anderson in Spencer. She attended school in Unity and continued her education at CSTC in Stevens Point, graduating with a teaching degree in 1943. She taught school for 5 years at Romeo, Cherokee and Enterprise schools. On June 1, 1946, she was married to Marvin Carlson at Trinity Lutheran Church in Unity where she was a lifetime member. She was a member of their LCW, the Altar Guild, a Sunday School Superintendent and teacher and sang in the choir for many years.

Esther is survived by 5 children: Carla (Dan) Schwantes of Weston, Philip (Dee) Carlson of Marshfield, Sherry (Arthur) LaBar of Richmond, KY, Patricia (Randy) Klimmer of Spencer and Scott (Arla) Carlson of Marshfield; her 14 grandchildren: Brett (Kimberly) Schwantes, Chad Schwantes, Jodi (Bill) Truchon, Ryan (Karoline) Schwantes, Julie (Nickolas) DeNardis, Nathan (Jeanna) Carlson, Brandon (Stefanie) Carlson, Anna (Timothy) Lueker, Andrew (Jennifer) LaBar, Jeremy (Michelle) Klimmer, Jonathon Klimmer, Jared (Lydia) Klimmer, Brittany Carlson and Lance Carlson and 21 great-grandchildren: James, Benjamin, Eleanor and Peter Schwantes; Lily, Daniel, Sophia and John Truchon; Amber, Seth and Isaiah DeNardis; Kage, Kolton, Ariel and Haiden Carlson; Reagan, Kennedy, Jackson and McKinley Grace Lueker; Kiara and Parker Klimmer and one (Rhett Kilmmer) due April 15, 2017. Esther is further survived by three sisters-in-law Lois Schindler, Carol Carlson and Ann Carlson and brother-in-law Wallace Carlson.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, her parents and three brothers.

She loved her church, her family and friends, travel, reading, crossword puzzles and handcrafts.

Visitation will be at Trinity Lutheran Church in Unity on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 9-11AM with a Celebration of Her Life Beginning at 11AM. Lunch will be served at the church following her service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church in Unity.

Arrangements are under the care of Life Tributes Funeral Home - Spencer. Please visit  to share thoughts and condolences.



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