Margaret Carlson, 91 years old, of Bristol, Wis., passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at Clare Bridge, Kenosha, Wis.
She was born June 30 1922, in Gary, Ind., and had moved to Three Lakes, Wis., as a small child. Marge was raised in Three Lakes, living there until moving to Chicago in 1961.
She became an AVP at Albany Bank & Trust, where she found many lifelong friendships.
She met and married Ray Novak of Sugar Camp, Wis., who passed away after 10 months of marriage from polio.
In 1947, she met Norman “Doc” Carlson and they were married in 1948.
Marge will be remembered for her wit and sense of humor.
She had a beautiful singing voice and was the life of every party as she played the accordion.
She spent some time as a “Rosie the Riveter” during World War II at the Ammunition Container Corp. in Harvey, Ill.
Marge is survived by her loving family, Sheila (Walter) Jaszkowski, Pat Linker, Ryan Linker, Jeannie Morgan, Lisa Howe, Jeff Pflueger, Kara Pflueger, Riley Edquist; and five great-grandchildren.
She had many dear friends including Lorraine Novak, Gerry Kiser and Millie Maschmeyer, and Helen Soder.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman “Doc” Carlson; her parents, Gerhard and Elvera Soder; five siblings, Evelyn Ritzer, Dorothy Stokes, Jay “Speed” Soder, Joanne Laux and Gene Soder.
Her battle with Alzheimer’s disease is over at last. May she rest in the beautiful peace that she has been longing for. We love you forever.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Three Lakes.