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LaBelle J. Carlson, age 85, passed away peacefully in Morris, IL on December 15, 2018. She was born December 21, 1932 to George and Mildred Timmons living most if her life in Rockford, IL. She married her high school sweet heart, Bob, in 1951. She was best known for her green thumb, Swedish Pepparkakor cookies, and love of shopping. LaBelle worked at J.C. Penny and Co. until her retirement and was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church. She and Bob enjoyed spending their winters in Marco Island, FL with their lifelong friends from high school - their potluck group!
LaBelle is survived by her children, Pam (Jim) Harvey, Jim Carlson, and Randy Carlson; grandchildren, Liz (John) Fox, Nick (Amy) Harvey, Geoff (fiancé, Aubrey) Harvey, Elijah Carlson, Olivia Carlson, and Sophia Carlson; great-grandchildren, Connor Harvey, Brody, Beckett and Brooklyn Fox, and Nolan Harvey; and sisters, Elaine Medearis, Leila Ann (Karl) Pflum, and Donna (Tex) Minnick.
She is predeceased in death by her husband (Bob); parents, George and Mildred Timmons; brothers, Ralph and Jack Timmons; and sisters, Darlene Parrish, Beverly Heaton, Georgette Henson, and Alice Barrix.
The family would like to thank Park Pointe Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Morris, IL and the Joliet Area Community Hospice for their excellent care over the last year.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Olson North Main Chapel, 2811 N. Main St., Rockford with Reverend Dr. Michael Thomas officiating. Burial in Scandinavian Cemetery. Family prefers memorial donations to Alzheimer's Association, 1111 S. Alpine Rd. Suite 307, Rockford, IL 61108 for research in LaBelle's name.

Condolences & Shared Memories (15)

  1. Joyce Hanson

    I am so sorry for your loss. It makes the holidays harder when it is your first without your mom. My sympathies to your families. May all your memories give you comfort.

  2. Tim Bengtson

    Randy and family I am so sorry for your loss. I know how tough it is, I lost my mother earlier this year.

  3. Dennis/Bev Vander Vorste

    So sorry to hear of LaBelles passing. She was a TERRIFIC employee of mine at JCPenney for approximately 13 years! Beautiful person that will be missed!

  4. Ernestine

    Sincere condolence and deepest sympathy. May the promises of our Heavenly father give you inner peace and strength to cope with the days ahead. Rev. 21:4 John 5:28,29

  5. Susan Rader Cox

    Labelle was the maid of honor at my parents' wedding. They were best of friends. My mom died when she was just 47. We would stop in to see Labelle at JCP just to get a hug from someone who knew our mom.

  6. Charlie Carter

    Charlie Carter We have many memories of our potluck God bless you .

  7. Tammy (Johnson) Poulisse

    I worked with LaBelle at JCPenney in the mid-80's. She was just one of the sweetest, most kind women I have ever met. Always smiling. Always happy. Always encouraging. I am so very sorry for your loss. I'm sure LaBelle has a special place in Heaven.

  8. Star (Klump) Bertone

    To the LaBelle Carlson family: We are so sorry for your loss. I worked with LaBelle in the early 80's at JCP. We have lost an angel on earth and heaven has gained one...the photo in her obit represents the memory I will always have of her....she ALWAYS had a SMILE and a word of wisdom and encouragement for "us kids" that worked with her. May God be with you all at this difficult time and your memories of LaBelle give you comfort.

  9. Steve Moore

    Dear old friends and neighbors, so sorry for your loss. I will always remember LaBelle's Smile and laugh. I could hear the laughter across the street and it was wonderful!

  10. Ronald Harvey

    Dear Carlson and Harvey Families: I am so sorry to hear of LaBelle passing. She will be missed. Per your wishes, I have made a donation to Alzheimer's Association in LaBelle's name. Let us bring something good into this world during this sad time. Love you all, Ronald Harvey

  11. Denise Gaumer Hutchison

    Jim and Family, So sorry for your loss. Thinking about you and your family during this time and always. My thought and prayers are with you and yours.

  12. Jennifer L Johnson

    Dear Pam & Family, I extend my deepest condolences to you on the loss of your beloved Mother. May the peace of the Lord be with you during this difficult time.

  13. Alex Hildebrand

    Please accept our heartfelt sympathies, Pam and Jim and family!

  14. Barbara Fariss Lutz

    Pam, Jim, and Randy -- We are so sorry for your loss. We loved your mom... she was always so happy and full of joy. Hugs and prayers to all of you.

  15. Sharon Rickert Larson

    My deepest sympathy on the loss of your wonderful Mother. I hope she and my Mother are having egg coffee and laughing together like they did so many times years ago. She was very special.

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