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Francis "Olie" C. Carlson

July 6, 1918 September 28, 2015
Francis "Olie" C. Carlson
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Obituary for Francis "Olie" C. Carlson

PEORIA - Francis C. Olie Carlson, age 97, of Peoria passed away Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 at 9:52 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. Born July 6, 1918, in Joliet, he was a son to the late Joseph and Mary Dolan Carlson. Olie honorably served in the United States Navy during WWII. On June 4, 1949, he married Frances Doolan. She preceded him in death July 16, 1987. Olie later remarried Faye Lightbody in 1988; she also preceded him in death in 1993. Olie worked for the United States Post Office as a postal clerk until his retirement. He will be remembered as a devout catholic and will be truly missed. Survivors include his son, John F. Carlson of Peoria; one granddaughter; three grandsons; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. Olie was preceded in death by his parents; one son Joseph Carlson; two brothers; and one sister. Visitation will be held Saturday Oct. 3, 2015, from 10 a.m. until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Convent, 2408 W. Heading Ave, West Peoria. Father Martin Mwangyera will officiate. Burial will take place at Resurrection Cemetery at a later date. Cremation rights have been accorded. Wright Salmon Mortuary is handling the arrangements. Memorials in Olies memory may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis of Immaculate Conception for the support of their retired Sisters. Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

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