Cheryl Rae (Larson) Carlson, 59

Published 9:59 am Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Cheryl Rae (Larson) Carlson, 59, of Austin, died Sunday, Feb. 6, at her home.

Cheryl CarlsonCheryl was born March 23, 1951, in Austin to Harry and Betty (Finkelson) Larson. She graduated from Pacelli High School in 1969. On June 9, 1973, she married Steve Carlson in Austin. After marriage, Cheryl worked and lived in Rochester for five years before moving to White Bear Lake. There she raised a family for 26 years, returning to Austin in 2004.

She enjoyed gardening, working, crossword puzzles, going to the casino and karaoke.

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Survivors include her husband, Steve Carlson; children, Martinique Carlson, Justin Carlson; mother, Betty Larson; siblings, Vern (Sue) Larson, Carolyn (Bill) Hagen, Diane Larson — all of Austin — and mother-in-law, Betty Carlson Lewellen of White Bear Lake.

She is preceded in death by her father, Harry Larson; brother, Don Larson; sister-in-law, Margo Larson; grandparents; aunts and uncles.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, at Mayer Funeral Home with Father Joe Fogal officiating. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday and also a half-hour before the service at Mayer Funeral Home on Saturday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.