Rural Woman Lived in Lake Forest for 50 Years
Wanda "Terry" Carlson grew up on 300-acre farm.
Wanda “Terry” Carlson grew up on a 300-acre farm and never lost sight of those rural roots during the 50 years she lived in Lake Forest.
Carlson, 78, died June 2, after a long illness. Carlson lived in Lockport, Ill., prior to coming to Lake Forest.
She often spoke of those days on the farm to her family, including playing in the hay loft, corn field and the great aromas coming from the kitchen. She passed on this simplicity of life and connection to home to her own family.
Carlson was the wife of the late Burton G. Carlson, who died in 2008. She is survived by her children: Lisa Carlson of Lake Forest and Jeff (Betsy) Carlson of Burnsville, Minn. She was the grandmother of Greg (Katie) Carlson, Elizabeth Carlson both of Burnsville, Minn., and Bailey, the Portuguese water dog.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, 700 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045.