Lillian C. Carlson

Lillian C. Carlson, nee Mahlow, 81, of West Bend died Friday, June 6, 2008 in Kelseyville, Calif.

She was born on Aug. 30, 1926 in Appleton, Minn., and married Dale Carlson on Dec. 22, 1946 in Olivia, Minn.

Lillian was employed at Amity Leather Co. for many years and enjoyed traveling to California and New York to visit her children.

Lillian volunteered at the Samaritan Health Center in recent years, and she comforted the residents with her wit and laughter. She always said, ďIíll never be that old!Ē

Survivors include her husband, Dale; two sons, Stephen (Pat) of Arlington, Va. and Stuart (Nancy) of Milwaukee; a daughter, Sheree

(Gregg) Lemler of Alamo, Calif.; grandchildren Caitlin, Bridget and Brendan Carlson, and Caleb, Jared, Ethan and Izak Lemler; and other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held on June 19 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, West Bend, with the Rev. Pam Marolla officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., with a prayer vigil at 7 p.m.

Memorials in Lillianís name are appreciated to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and Lake County Hospice, 1717 S. Main St., Lakeport, Calif., 95453.

A special thank you to the Lake County Hospice in Lakeport, Calif. for their unwavering support in Lillianís final days.

The Phillip Funeral Home is serving the family.

Lillianís unexpected death left her family and friends stunned and saddened. Her positive outlook on life and the joy she brought to us all will be dearly missed. We will all miss her dearly, but know she is in heaven with God by her side.