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Carl H. Everson

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

STERLING – Carl H. Everson, 90, of Sterling, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home.

He was born May 17, 1923, in Stoughton, Wis., the son of Carl Olai and Christine (Hegge) Everson. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Carl had worked as a chemical engineer with the former Universal Oil Products in McCook (now Honeywell). He married the former Laura L. Olsen Appleton on May 29, 1982, in Galena. Carl was an avid piano player, having played at Avonlea and Heritage Woods, both in Sterling. He enjoyed birdwatching, and in the past, snow skiing and camping. Carl and his wife, Laura, met and made many friends at their morning breakfast gatherings at the Sterling McDonald’s.

Surviving is his wife, Laura; two daughters, Ann Kristen Everson of San Mateo, Calif., and Mary Lynn Everson of Oak Park; his sister, Harriett Zieman of Connecticut; three grandchildren, Kari Everson, Joy Lynn Everson and Jamie Everson; and his stepgrandson, Sean Appleton.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Marion Everson; and his stepson, Scott Appleton.

A gathering of friends and family will be from 10 to 10:25 a.m. Friday and the Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sterling, with the Rev. Bruce Ludeke officiating. McDonald Funeral Home in Sterling is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Sierra Club will be established.

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