Deanna Mae Carlson
Deanna Mae Carlson
  • August 30, 1937 - July 22, 2016
  • Alexis, North Carolina

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ALEXIS - Shopping, taking pictures, cooking and sewing are just a few of the many activities that best describe the lifestyle of Deanna "Dee" Mae Carlson, 78, who passed away July 22, 2016 after a lengthy illness.

Deanna was born May 28, 1930 in Pulaski, Wisc. to the late Leo and Lucille Chatsey Leonhard and resided in Alexis.

Deanna was dedicated to raising her children who always came first in her life. She loved arts and crafts and she especially liked decorating for the holidays. Whether going to the beach or heading to the mountains she was always up for going on an exciting road trip. Everyone in her family considered her the "life of the party" and she will be greatly missed by all her knew and loved her.

Left behind to cherish her memories is her husband of 37 years, Robert "Bob" Carlson of Alexis; sons, Curtis Albrecht of Bolingbrook, Ill., Mark Albrecht of Gastonia, Michael Albrecht and Fiancé Shari Huston of Louisville, KY, stepson, Dana Carlson and wife, Jennifer of Colorado Springs, CO; daughters, Cynthia Burrow and husband, Gary of Beloit, Wisc., Susan Musselman and husband, Jeffrey of West Lawn, Pa., Jodi Marshall and husband Mike of Beloit, Wisc.; brothers, Leo Leonhard and wife Jenny of Unadilla, N.Y.; sister, Jane Davis of Virginia Beach, Va.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her best friend, Reba Parker, her cancer friends and YMCA friends.

She was preceded in death by four grandchildren and three step-sons, John, Timothy and Todd Carlson; brother, George "Jake" Leonhard.

A celebration of her life will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, July 24, 2016 in the Serenity Chapel at Hillcrest Gardens in Mount Holly.

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Carothers Funeral Home, Stanley is honored to serve the Carlson family.