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H. Lee Carlson


H. Lee Carlson, age 94 of Stronghurst, Illinois died at 8:15 A.M. Tuesday June 9, 2009 in the Oak Lane Nursing & Rehab Center in Stronghurst. He was born May 15, 1915 near Stronghurst, the son of Herman and Alma Lekander Carlson. On August 12, 1951, he married Peggy Mae Kelsey in Stronghurst. She preceded him in death on March 26, 2000.

Mr. Carlson farmed all of his life near Stronghurst. He had served as a 4-H leader for many years, and also was chairman of the Henderson County Housing Authority for several years. He was an active member of the Bethel Lutheran Church in Stronghurst.

Survivors include one daughter - Ila (“Shorty”) Shiflett of Fayette, MO., one niece - Linda Cooper of Glasgow, MO., two great nephews - Scott (Tanya) Cooper, Richard Cooper, one great niece - Tanya (Eric) Monnig, three great great nephews, Tucker, Kason, and Lucas Cooper, one great great niece - Karlie Monnig, and one great great nephew due in September of 2009. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, one brother - Volney Carlson, one sister - Edna Johnson, one nephew and one great great niece.

Friends may call after 2:00 P.M. Thursday at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Stronghurst, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Thursday. Private graveside services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday June 12, 2009 in the Stronghurst Cemetery. A public Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday at Bethel Lutheran Church in Stronghurst with Rev. James Olsen officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made the Oak Lane Nursing & Rehab and the Bethel Lutheran Church. Condolences may be left at banksandbeals.com Send a condolence here.

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