Virginia M. Carlson - 102

1/3/1916 - 4/14/2018

Rockford, Illinois

Virginia M. Carlson, 102, has gone home to be with the Lord on April 14, 2018. Born in Devils Lake, North Dakota on January 3, 1916 to Knute and Laura (Eggen) Kaatrud. Moving to Rockford, IL in 1937 Virginia met and married the late John Alf Carlson Jr. in Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Rockford. They were very active in all church programs, Luther League, Sunday school teaching etc. They founded Brad-Lynn Restaurant which was named for their children. It was located on the corner of Broadway and 20th Street. Virginia worked many years as a nurse's aide in the delivery room at Swedish American Hospital. She also managed the J.C. Penney Catalog desk for 14 years at Colonial Village Mall. Survivors include, daughter, Lynnette (Robert) Milani; grandchildren, Kim Carlson, Marcia (Sean) Carlson, Jefferey (Gail) Milani of Milwaukee, WI, Melissa Milani of Freeport, IL; seven great-grandchildren. There are several nieces and nephews including Hon. Gary (Janine) Pumilia of Rockford and Joyce (Ray) Farnsworth of Reno, NV. Predeceased by her husband; her son, Bradley A. Carlson; sister, June Pumilia; and two brothers, Kenneth and Clarence.

Graveside service at 11 a.m., Sat., April 21, 2018 in Sunset Memorial Gardens, 8800 N. Alpine Rd., Machesney Park, IL. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL 61107. Memorials to the family and Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 920 Third Ave., Rockford, IL 61104. 

Graveside Service:

11 a.m., Saturday, April 21, 2018 in Sunset Memorial Gardens, 8800 N. Alpine Road, Machesney Park, IL

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