Mary K. (Orthwein) Carlson

Born: Sun., Jan. 27, 1935
Died: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018


3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 11, 2018
Location: Pioneer

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jan. 12, 2018
Location: Pioneer United Methodist Church

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Mary K. Carlson, 82, of Pioneer passed away Tuesday morning at Genesis Health Care Center in Bryan.  She was born on January 27, 1935 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Paul and Freida (Kurtz) Orthwein.  Mary married Earl Carlson and he preceded her in death.  She worked as a home health aide and at Kindler’s Flower Shop both in Montpelier, she also worked on the family farm.

She is survived by her four children, Steven E. Carlson of Pioneer, Annette (Greg) Heller of Pioneer, Eric (Therese) Carlson of Butler, Indiana, and Andrew (Julie) Carlson of Pioneer; five grandchildren, Dustin Heller, Nick and Jacqueline Carlson and Cain and Katie Carlson; two great grandchildren Kadence Heller and Norah Carlson; and one sister Helen (Charles) Fisher of Findlay, Ohio.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, husband Earl Carlson and an infant daughter Amy Sue Carlson.

Visitation for Mary will be on Thursday, January 11 from 3-7 pm at the Thompson Funeral Home in Pioneer.  Services will be on Friday at 11 am at the Pioneer United Methodist Church with Pastor Ruth Solo to  officiate.  Interment will follow at the Floral Grove Cemetery in Pioneer.  Memorial contributions may be made to Williams County Home Health Care or Pioneer United Methodist Church.

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   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
So sorry about your mom.

Bub and Sharon
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
We have not seen Mary for many years but can still remember her pretty smile and hear her chuckle. She was always fun to be around. Sending sympathy to her family.

Steve Falvo - Holland, MI
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
Sorry to hear the news about your Mom. Your family will be in my prayers.

Jane Tucker Hausch
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
Annette I am very sad about your mother. She was a very special lady with a great sense of humor! I will also miss seeing your cute little face coming in to visit your mom. I won't have to worry about you putting 20 dollar bills in the can for me to get a pie in the face now. Once again I will be thinking of you during this difficult time. Thanks for allowing us to take care of your mother!

Geo and Janet Simmons
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
Thanks Lynette for letting me know. Your Mom and I had a special friendship that has lasted thru the years. So many good Memories.
Thinking of all of you Steve, Eric , Lynette and Andy.and all your families.
I was so blessed to see her this summer! And she recognized me. What a rewarding visit. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Joe and Cathy Han
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
Steve, Andy, Eric and Annette, We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. We are praying for you all for comfort at this time.

Lauretta Burrows - Holland, Michigan
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
My sympathy to your family. Mary and I spent quite a lot of time together
when lived in Pioneer. She was always very special to me and I treasured
her friendship. So sorry for your loss.

Terri (Ely) Geren
   Posted Thu January 11, 2018
To All
Saddened to hear of Mary's passing. I haven't had the pleasure of speaking with her in some time but remember her voice and smile. Hope all of you find comfort in knowing your parents are back together again after all these years. God bless you all.

Ted & Rae Downing
   Posted Thu January 11, 2018
Annette and family. So sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. You are in our thoughts.

Marvin & Margie Frankart
   Posted Fri January 12, 2018
Steve, Annette, Eric & Andy, sorry to hear about your mom, keeping your family in our prayers

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