Visitation1 hour prior to services at the church
Funeral Services11am on Saturday, November 17 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Hammond, WI
Lois Ann Carlson, age 76, of Hammond, died on the evening of November 14, 2012 at the Baldwin Care Center. Lois was born on April 3, 1936 to Arnold and Evelyn (O’Brien) Grant. She grew up in Baldwin and attended Baldwin Elementary and High School. Upon graduation she was married to Robert M Carlson. The marriage would be blessed with one son, Gerald “Cuff”. Throughout her life, Lois worked as a factory worker, bartender, housekeeper at a nursing home, as well as a store clerk at Newton’s Grocery Store. Her most important roles, however, were homemaker, mother and eventually grandmother. Robert passed away in 1991 and Lois would remain in Hammond to be near her friends and family.
Lois had many hobbies and activities. She cared for houseplants – raising beautiful African Violets. She also enjoyed baking and cooking for friends and family. Lois was always willing to have coffee with a friend, and loved being a grandma to granddaughter, Cheyenne.
Lois is survived by her son, Gerald “Cuff” Carlson and daughter-in-law, Ruth Ann Larson of Hammond; granddaughter, Cheyenne Carlson of Hammond; brother, Charlie (Vera) Grant of Hammond as well as many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Lois is preceded by her parents, Arnold and Evelyn (O’Brien) Grant, husband, Robert Carlson, sister, Donna Forsythe and brother-in-law, Roland Forsythe.
A celebration of life for Lois will be held at 11am on Saturday, November 17 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hammond, WI. Pastor Michael Briggs will be officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the services. Burial will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Services are in the care of the O’Connell Family Funeral Home and Countryside Crematory – Baldwin, WI. 715.684.3434