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Delores R. Carlson, 87, of Oakland NE


Delores R. Carlson was born January 27, 1929, at Crellin Hospital in Lyons, Nebraska, to Charlie and Emma (Lange) Swanson, the youngest of seven daughters. She passed away Friday, September 23, 2016, at Oakland Heights in Oakland.

Delores was baptized and confirmed at Memorial United Methodist Church in Lyons. She attended Jefferson Country School and Lyons High School.

On June 24, 1949, she married Erwin W. Carlson. To this union six children were born, one son and five daughters. They made their home in the Lyons and Oakland area. She was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland. Delores was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was employed by Dorothy Magnussen at Wee Care Day Care Center for 24 years.

Delores moved to Maplewood apartments in 1994 and to Oakland Heights in 2011. She was a ten-year cancer survivor.

Delores enjoyed many things including reading and collecting cookbooks, bird watching, having coffee with friends and family, the Food Network, and most of all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She touched many people with her kind and gentle ways.

She was preceded in death by her husband Erwin in 1991; daughter, Carol Camron in 1998; two grandsons, Nathan Camron and Scott Peterson, her parents and sisters, Ethel Beck, Regina Russman, Iona Swanson, Leora Russman, Phyllis Brecher and Audrey Frank.

Survivors include her son, Douglas (Judy) of Gretna, NE; daughters, Deanna “Dee” (Donald) Knobbe of West Point, NE, Connie (Russell) Peterson of Oakland, Valerie (Brian) Baker of Wakefield, NE, Fay (Chris) Schinck of Omaha, NE; fourteen grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Visitation is Mon., Sept. 26th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland. Family will be receiving friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to the funeral.

The funeral will be Tues., Sept. 27th at 10:30 a.m. at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland.

Burial is in the Oakland Cemetery.

Memorials suggested to the family for designation at a later time.

Delores Carlson

Delores Carlson

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I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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