|Maren K. Carlson, age 71, of Oneida, Illinois died at 10:45 P.M. on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg, Illinois.
She was born on November 19, 1940 in Crawfordsville, Indiana the daughter of George and Autumn Pett Rivers. She was raised and adopted by her mother and step-father: Russell and Autumn Hickok. She married James C. Carlson on July 7, 1961 in Galesburg, Illinois. He survives of Oneida, Illinois.
Also surviving is a daughter: Paige (Jeff) Rohweder of Oneida, Illinois and two sons: Lance C. Carlson of Oneida, Illinois and Ryan Lee "Blue" (Jennifer) Carlson of Altona, Illinois. Eight grandchildren: Kyle, Autumn, Khristian, Andrew, Shelby, Montana, Harley and Angus and one great grandson: Duke. One sister: Marsha (Jack) Engle of Abingdon, Illinois and one brother, Brian (Anita) Hickok of San Antonio, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents and step-father.
She attended Carl Sandburg College where she received her LPN. She received the Carl Sandburg Outstanding Alumni of the Year 1980-1981 award and received from the Pilot Club of Galesburg, Illinois the "Handicapped Professional Women of the Year" Award. She worked as a LPN for the former Galesburg Mental Health in Galesburg, Illinois from 1976 to 1982.
She enjoyed painting, fishing and her grandchildren. She enjoyed life.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes & Crematory in Oneida, Illinois. There will be no funeral. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Family or Charity of the Donorís Choice. On-line condolences or sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurdhendricksfuneralhomes.com