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Myrtle E. Carlson, 96, of Rockford, passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center. Born on December 7, 1921, in Havre, Montana, the daughter of Carl O. and Jennie (Lindgren) Swanson. Graduate of Lakeview High School, in Chicago, IL, class of 1939. Myrtle married Frederick H. Carlson on December 19, 1942 in Evanston, IL. He predeceased her on August 21, 2016. She worked for Continental Illinois National Bank & Trust Co., Rockford Tornado Insurance Co., and was joint owner with her husband Fred at Scripture Book Store. Myrtle was a member of First Covenant Church where she was a former deaconess and Sunday school teacher. She attended First Free Church.
Survived by her children, Jim (Patsy) Carlson of Wilmette, IL, and Judi (Bob) Sills of University Park, FL; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Also predeceased by her parents; and sister, Florence Olsen.
Memorial Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, July 20, 2018 at Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center, 3470 N. Alpine Rd., Rockford with Reverend Bertie Holmgren officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131 or The Gideon's International Processing Center, PO BOX 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251.

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  1. Linda below

    Judy so sorry to hear of your mothers passing she lead a good life and Was an absolutely wonderful person

  2. JAN & BILL LAMBRIGHT

    THINKING OF YOU ALL TOGETHER. IT IS SWEET PICTURE OF YOUR MOM. I AM SO GLAD I SAW YOUR MOM AND DAD IN THAT VIDEO A FEW YEARS AGO. SHE WAS BEAUTIFUL AND A STRONG PERSON TO ENDURED ALL THE PAIN WITH THE POLIO SHE HAD. I THINK SHE RAISED LOVELY CHILDREN. I WAS HOPING TO MEET YOUR BROTHER. WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COME OVER EVEN THOUGH WE SERIOUSLY THOUGHT WE WOULD. MAY PEACE AND LOVE SURROUND YOU DURING THIS TIME OF CLOSURE AND MAY YOU KNOW THAT HER PRESENCE IS ALWAYS WITH YOU.


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