Services for Shirley Jean Carlson, 86, of St Michael, are 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at The Peterson Chapel St Michael/Albertville with visitation from 9:30 AM to the start of the service.
Mrs. Carlson died peacefully Oct. 18.
She was born the daughter of Archie Martin and Edna (Dick) Martin July 13, 1926, at Ostego, Minn.
She married Russell Carlson April 25, 1948. Survived by her two children, Claudia Zupon (Ron Wadsworth) of Corcoran, and Roger (Joanne) Carlson of Outing; four grandchildren, Michele (Michael) Stromgren, Melissa (David) Gulner, Jeff Wadsworth and Brad Wadsworth; four great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Carlson is also survived by step-sisters and step-brothers: Ilo Madden, Jerilyn “Jeri” and John Breigenzer, Theodore “Ted” (Jenee Johnson) Martin, and Duane (Bobbie) Martin; sister-in-law Ruth Anderson and many nieces and nephews.
Shirley and Russell lived in Robbinsdale for many years, raising their family. In 1969, they moved to Rockford and lived there for a few years and then built a home in St. Michael.
She is preceded in death by her husband Russell, parents Archie and Edna Martin, step mother Anna Martin.
The family would like to express a very special thank you to the wonderful staff at Sunrise Assisted Living in Buffalo for the loving care they gave Shirley for the last 5 years. Also thank you to family and friends who visited her.