Carol Anne Carlson, 74, of Gibson City peacefully passed away at 10:26am Sunday July 16, 2023 at Accolade Health Care in Paxton. Visitation will be held 9:30-11:00 am Friday July 21, 2023 at Rosenbaum Funeral Home in Gibson City followed by funeral services at 11:00 am with Pastor Debra Domeier officiating. Burial will take place at Pontoppidan Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Ford County Homeless Pets.
Carol was born February 18, 1949 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A daughter of Rudolph and Anne Wandschneider Carstens. She married Lonnie H. Carlson on June 16, 1984 in Gibson City. He passed away July 20, 2009 and was there to welcome Carol into heaven.
She is survived by her two loving and dedicated daughters Lois (Dennis) Happ of Philo and Susan (Steve) Nuss of Jacksonville, Florida. Seven amazing grandchildren that she was very proud of Andrew (Christine) Happ of Philo, Lance Corporal Alexander Happ of Philo, Anna Happ of Philo, Abigail Happ of Philo, Christian (Kenzie) Krumwiede of Fairmount, Faith (Ben Crabtree) Johnson of Dallas, Georgia and Hope Johnson of Jacksonville, Florida. Also, five great grandchildren that she adored Alivia, Roman, Violet, Waylon and Hendrix and one on the way. Three sister in laws that were more like her sister JoAnn Carstens, Sharon Robertson and Pam Hood as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers John Carstens, David Carstens and Robert Carstens.
Carol was a member of the American Lutheran Church and a former member of the Order of Eastern Star. She was a cancer survivor and enjoyed reading and watching the birds and squirrels explore her yard. She was a Green Bay Packers fan. She was known for always sending the perfect card never forgetting a birthday or special occasion. You may have received one to lift your spirits, to encourage you, or to congratulate you whatever the reason you felt the love that went into that card. She always looked forward to lunch with her girls, family was important to Carol. She will be missed by all that knew and loved her.