Julie Carlson


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Posted Online: Dec. 08, 2012, 5:23 pm
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Julie L. Carlson, 53, of Rock Island, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at her home.
Services are 1 p.m. Tuesday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan, where visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be at Preemption Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
Julie was born Aug. 25, 1959, in Davenport, a daughter of John and Sandra Spears. She graduated from West High School, Davenport, in 1978. She married Charles E. Carlson May 4, 2007, in Rock Island.
Julie was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed by all.
She loved being with her kids, grandkids and her dog, "Duchess." Julie enjoyed reading and crafts.
Surviving are her husband, Charles, Rock Island; children (and spouses), Daniel Jasper (Christina), Sioux Falls, S.D., and Angela Wagner (Josh), Davenport; stepchildren, Nicole Crummy (Kenneth), Rock Island, Tony Carlson (Tanya), Moline, and Stacy Villarreal (Jeremy), Rock Island; nine grandchildren; mother, Sandra Gardner-Adams, Moulton, Iowa; sisters, Cathy Johnstone (Steve), Davenport, and Paula Flores (Robert), Junction City, Kan.; four nephews; and numerous extended family and friends.
Julie was preceded in death by her father; one son, Jamie Erickson; and one granddaughter, Karley Kay Carlson.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.












 




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