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Jean A. Burkart Carlson
(10-28-1924 - 05-07-2016)

Jean A. Burkart Carlson, 91 of Elgin passed away Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Lexington Healthcare, Streamwood. She was born October 28, 1924 in Twin Lakes, WI the daughter of August and Mabel Sarbacker Burkart. She had been a resident of Elgin for over 60 years. She was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Woodstock and Ellis Business College, Elgin. Jean was employed as a secretary at Hillcrest School in Elgin before retiring.

She was a member of St. Laurence Catholic Church, Elgin; Jean was a longtime member and honorary member of Presence St Joseph Hospital Auxiliary and had been a girl scout leader for many years.

Surviving are her 3 children, Dr. Peggy Carlson of Fairfax, Virginia, Carol (Rick) Earsley and Richard Carlson, both of Elgin and 2 grandchildren, Kevin (Coral ) Earsley and Mark Earsley.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter in infancy and her sister, Marguerite Holtfreter.

Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, May 14 at 10:00 A.M. St. Laurence Catholic Church, Elgin with Rev. Andrew Mulcahey officiating. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Elgin. Visitation will be at the time of mass in the church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to St. Laurence Catholic Church, Alzheimer’s Research, Merit Hospice or Little Buddies Adoption & Humane Society. Laird Funeral Home, Elgin is assisting the family. www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com or 847-741-8800.

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