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Catherine Kay Carlson

January 19, 1929 ~ July 4, 2020 (age 91)


Catherine (Kay) E. Carlson, age 91, died on July 4, 2020 following a brief illness after moving with her son and daughter-in-law to Grand Junction Colorado.

Born January 19,1929 in Philadelphia PA., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Eleanor Hull.

Kay graduated from John Bartom High School in Philadelphia, PA.

After graduating High School in 1946 she met her future husband Carlton Donald Carlson, who was in the United States Marine Corp at the time stationed as the Corporal of the Guard at Arlington National Cemetery.

After Carl's discharge from the Corps they moved to his hometown of Gurnee, Illinois where they started their new life farming.

For many years she worked as an Apprentice Pharmacist at the Franklin Drugs in Lindenhurst, Illinois.

After their retirement in 1980, Kay and Carl moved to Murray Kentucky, where Kay enjoyed her new found group of friends for 19 years before moving back north to Somers, Wisconsin.

Kay was preceded in Death by her husband Carl in 2008, her son Joseph in 1953.

Kay is survived by her son and daughter: Donald J.(Joan) Carlson, Linda(Lou) Cepon, sisters: Eleanor Snider and Marie Caron, grandchildren: Karen(Philippe) Lesuisse, Jeff (Amy) Planey, Michael (Diane) Planey, Gregory (Beth) Cummings, Sean (Cheryl) Cummings, Great grandchildren: Evan Lesuisse,  Davin Cummings, Kiley Cummings and Sydney York 

Memorial Services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Monday, August 3rd, 2020 at the Warren Funeral Home and Cemetery in Gurnee, Illinois.  Due to Covid 19, the chapel will be limited to 50 people.

Inurnment will be at Warren Cemetery.

Warren Funeral Home and Cemetery is assisting the family.

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Memorial Service
August 3, 2020

12:00 PM
Warren Funeral Home
1475 N. Cemetery Road
Gurnee, IL 60031

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