Merlin L. Carlson

December 8, 1927 - March 20, 2015
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Merlin L. Carlson, 87, of Rockford, IL died March 20, 2015. Born December 8, 1927 in Rockford, IL. Son of David and Esther Carlson. Merlin married Marianne Dickow on April 28, 2007 in Belvidere, IL. Previously married to Marilyn Lembke for 55 years.  Merlin was self-employed all his life as a farmer, herdsman, geneticist, Registered Holstein and Draft Horse Breeder and sales manager, and Auctioneer both in Belvidere and Rockford, Illinois, Turlock, California. He was a lifelong member of the Covenant Church both in California and Illinois.

Merlin is survived by his daughters, Dana (Robert) Randel, Deborah Carlson; granddaughter, Miranda Randel; stepchildren, Deborah (Hans) Oehring, Cynthia (LeRoy) Nelsen, Edward (Lana) Dickow, Wayne (Adriana) Dickow; foster daughter, Tames Januk; grandchildren, Michael (Caitlin) Weslock, Ashley (Terry) Webb, Courtney and Joshua Oehring, Veronica, Paulina, Mallory and Jessica Dickow, Cody Januk and his pride and joy step great grandchild Tyler Webb; brother, Gordon (Wilma) Carlson; sister, Marge Carlson; nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. He is predeceased in death by his first wife, Marilyn and son Daniel.

A special thanks to Merlin’s nurses Heather and Alex and to Cathy, his Palliative nurse who were so supportive to Merlin and especially the “whole” family.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, March 23, 2015 at 11AM at Belvidere Evangelical Covenant Church, 220 E. Harrison, Belvidere, IL, 61008 with Pastor Scott Nellis officiating. Viewing at the Church from 9:30AM until time of service. Visitation will take place Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 3PM till 7PM in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere. Burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens. In Lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established to the Church. To light a candle or to share a memory, please visit www.AndersonFCS.som

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Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, March 22, 2015

Time: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

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218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Visitation will take place Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 3PM till 7PM in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere.


Date: Sunday, March 22, 2015

Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Viewing at the Church from 9:30AM until time of service.


Service Information

Date: Monday, March 23, 2015

Time: 11:00 am -

Funeral Services will be held Monday, March 23, 2015 at 11AM at Belvidere Evangelical Covenant Church, 220 E. Harrison, Belvidere, IL, 61008 with Pastor Scott Nellis officiating.


Cemetery Information

Burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens.


Memorial Information

In Lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established to the Church.


 

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Born: December 8, 1927
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Sandy winkler posted on 3/21/15

Buddy and I are sorry about your loss. Keep the faith and peace will be near.

 

Susan Graf posted on 3/22/15

Dana and Family, I'm sorry ro hear about your loss, I know from how you talked about your Dad how so very much he was loved and how special he was to you.

 

Susan Graf posted on 3/22/15

Dana and Family, I'm sorry ro hear about your loss, I know from how you talked about your Dad how so very much he was loved and how special he was to you.

 

Susan Graf posted on 3/22/15

Dana, I am sorry to hear of your loss. I know from how fondly you spoke of,your Dad how very much he was loved. Sue Graf

 

Susan Graf posted on 3/22/15

Dana, I am sorry for your loss, I know from how fondly you spoke about your Dad how much he was loved. Sue Graf

 

Darla and Lem Seaward posted on 3/23/15

Uncle Merlin will be greatly missed on this earth. He was faithful in creating and maintaining a prayer book. During the last couple visits, he shared that he prayed for us and our family. God honors his prayer warriors and to this we are thankful. God will continue to comfort those who mourn.

 

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