Vera M. Carlson
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Vera M. Carlson
  • August 3, 1942 - December 22, 2017
  • Freeport, Illinois

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Vera Mae Carlson, 75, of Freeport, died Friday, December 22, 2017. Born Aug. 3, 1942, in Earle, AR. to Fletcher (Troy) and Grace Smith. Lived 12 years in Freeport, coming from Rockford. Married Rodger Carlson on Dec. 31, 1971, in Byron. Vera started every morning with a cup of coffee and a dose of bible scripture which nurtured her love for gardening. Vera was very proud of her flowers and she enjoyed showcasing them and teaching family about the various types of plants and flowers. She enjoyed sharing her spirituality with her grandchildren and they appreciated her teachings. Vera was most content working in her garden and surrounding herself with family.

Survived by daughters, Sherry (Mel) Conter, Bonnie (Cal) Theiss and Cindy (Ralph) Ebany; son, Wayne (DeAnn) King; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by husband, Rodger; parents; eight siblings; and grandchildren, Christopher Branscomb and Kareena Nelson.

A life well celebrated service at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Rd., Machesney Park, with visitation from 1 to 3 p.m. Officiating, Pastor Tim Wells. Entombment in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Condolences www.sunsetfhmemgardens.com