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Colleen M. Carlson

OREGON – Colleen M. Carlson, 63, of Oregon, died Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon.

She was born Oct. 20, 1949, in Freeport, the daughter of Norman and Maxine (Diehl) Strohecker. Colleen was a lifetime area resident and a 1967 graduate of Mount Morris High School. She had been employed in sales for Conover Square Furniture, Hub City Furniture, and Slumberland Furniture. She also worked at the John Deere Historic Site. Colleen enjoyed arts and crafts, reading, storytelling, gardening, and interior decorating.

She is survived by her mother, Maxine Strohecker of Mount Morris; daughters, Dawn (Jeff) Todd of Oregon and Tracey (Mitch Munns) Brown of Byron; grandchildren, Devin and Keegin Todd; brother, Norman Strohecker of Oregon; sisters, Dale Marie Mennenga of Oregon and Becky (Terry) Wallace of Mount Morris; and sister-in-law, Sandra Strohecker of Oregon.

She was preceded in death by her father, Norman; and son, James A. Brown Jr.

There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. June 1 at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Oregon, with Jeff Schlesinger, pastor of Freedom Lutheran Church in Oregon, officiating. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery in Oregon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Colleen’s name may be made to Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon.

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