Coralyn J. Ohlsen

January 10, 1925 - April 21, 2020

Coralyn J. Ohlsen


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Coralyn J. Ohlsen, 95, of Belvidere, IL, died peacefully, April 21, 2020 in Belvidere, IL. She was born January 10, 1925 in Belvidere. Daughter to Earl and Ella (Mallet) Luce. She married her sweetheart, Matt Ohlsen July 7, 1943 in the parsonage at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Belvidere. She attended high school and worked for Orchid Cleaners.  Coralyn and Matt owned and operated Ohlsens Mobil in Belvidere for eight years. After retirement, Coralyn and Matt traveled often to Apache Junction, Arizona where they spent their winters. She loved camping with family and playing card games, especially Pinnacle.

Coralyn is loved and missed by her husband, Matt; Sons, Wayne (Pauline) Ohlsen, Larry (Nora) Ohlsen; Daughter, Trudy (Jeff) Flippo; granddaughters, Julie (Chris Butt) Ohlsen, Amy Ohlsen and Kelly Ohlsen; grandson, Matt (Megan) Ohlsen; great- grandchildren, Emmallee, Allison, Joel, Kelsey, Olivia and Gavin; sister, Helen Schwedersky; sister in-law, Rita Ohlsen; and brother in-law, James Ohlsen.

She is preceded in death by her father and stepmother, Earl and Lilly Luce; mother and stepfather, Wallace and Ella Vandewalker; sisters, Dorothy Terrill and Mildrid Sims; sister in-laws, Helen Emanuel and Dorothy Stevens; and brother in-law, Louis Ohlsen.

Coralyn’s funeral services will be live streamed at 11 a.m., Monday, April 27, 2020

To access the live stream, please visit Coralyn’s obituary page at  A memorial visitation at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008, at a later date, will be established. Private burial at Highland Garden of Memories. To light a candle or write a memory, please visit  Memorial contributions in her honor can be made in care of Boone County Council on Aging. A special thank you to the staff at Maple Crest Care Centre for their kindness and great care.

Service Schedule

Monday, April 27, 2020
11:00 am

Coralyn’s funeral services will be live streamed at 11 a.m., Monday, April 27, 2020.


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I am so sorry to hear about Coralyn’s passing. I have so many wonderful memories of her at the cleaners. My heart goes out to all of you. I know she will be missed.

Patrick Buckley 2020-04-27T19:04:16

Larry and Nora. Sorry to hear about your Mom. Prayers for the whole family.

Barb Majernik 2020-04-27T13:17:09

Our love and heartfelt sympathy to Uncle Matt and all my cousins and their families. Thank you that we were able to be there thru the livestream. We will all be together one day.

Lyle & Patti Lee 2020-04-27T11:50:48

Matt, you won’t know me by name, but I am the person that talked to you and Coralyn quite often at Maplecrest. I told you that you and Coralyn were the “cutest couple” I had ever seen and when you told me how many years you had been married, I was amazed!! You might know me best as the “bib” girl. I admired you both for the love you showed to each other! So sorry for your loss.

JAN HARTY 2020-04-27T10:19:37

My thoughts of sympathy and prayers go out to you and your family at this sad time. When we can’t get together to give a hug or a smile it’s even more difficult. No we all care. With love Alice

Alice Nelson 2020-04-26T21:43:37

We send our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. During this difficult time and beyond may you find comfort in your many wonderful memories and in knowing that you have other family and many friends who care. I’m not sure who put together the video we watched, but it is a beautiful tribute to Coralyn’s life. You’ll all be in our thoughts and prayers, and although we won’t be able to physically come to the memorial service we will live stream it from our home to be with you and lend our support.
In sympathy and friendship,
Roger and Betty Butt
(Chris’ parents)

Roger and Betty Butt 2020-04-26T12:49:35

Our sympathies to all of the Ohlsen Family. We have very happy memories of our times with you all. God Bless
Mike and Jan

Mike and Jan Huff 2020-04-25T18:24:29

I am so sorry to hear that this sweet woman has departed. I am lucky enough to have known her from the time I was a child. She was always very sweet and definitely an understanding soul to us kids. She will forever be in my good.memories. my heart goes out to her family. Sorry for your loss.

Bridget Reynolds 2020-04-25T12:39:45

My sympathy and prayers go out to your family. It has been a while since we talked but you will always be in my heart and my memories.
Sandi and Family

Sandra's Mallett Gray 2020-04-25T09:12:08

You all have our sympathy and prayers.
May your memories be a treasure.

Rod and Karen Snyder 2020-04-24T22:38:53

We are so sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed our visits with Matt and Coralyn. Matt please take care, hopefully when this virus is over we can make a trip to Belvidere and visit with you once again.

Dean and Nancy Dumer 2020-04-24T20:16:52

My condolences to you and your family.
Marion and Jean Thornberry

Larry and Nora Ihlaeb 2020-04-24T19:48:32

Our deepest sympathy & prayers to your family at this time of loss.

Mike & Debby Keating 2020-04-24T19:26:17

Wayne. Sorry to read of your Mothers passing. Somehow when I was married to Deborah Stevens, Dorothy’s daughter, I knew of some connection. Then add in schoolmates and we have some connection. Pass on my condolences to the family.

Dave Davis 2020-04-24T08:31:54

Wayne and family so sorry for your loss, prayers for all of you.

Diane Bye 2020-04-24T07:43:06

I’m so very sorry for your loss, Wayne, and to the Ohlsen family. You’re in my thoughts.

Mary Gould 2020-04-24T07:36:19

So sorry for your loss, my sympathy to the Ohlsen family.

Joni Weaver 2020-04-24T03:48:13

Der er en stor sorg at høre at Matt har mistet sin elskede Caralyn,
vi sender vores dybeste condulation til Ohlsen family.

Anne og Kjeld olsen

kjeld Olsen 2020-04-24T02:44:20

Matt, Wayne, Larry, and Trudy and your Families, I’m so sorry to hear of your Coralyn’s passing. She was a good Lady and will be missed by all. She is in good Hands now with Jesus

Velma Knox 2020-04-23T21:30:11

So sorry Larry, Nora and family for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you.

Debbie Reints 2020-04-23T19:50:51

Larry, Nora and family, As you mourn the loss of Coralyn,we are praying that God bring you peace and comfort. Hugs

Bob and Terri Alderman 2020-04-23T16:52:24

Ohlsen family,

So sorry for your loss. May Jesus hold you in his loving arms during this most difficult time.

The Daniels' family 2020-04-23T13:59:14


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