|Margaret E. Carlson|
|October 03, 1923 - September 19, 2010|
|Visitation: 4:00 to 7:00 Wednesday September 22, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, Ill.|
|Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. Thursday September 23, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, Ill.|
|Interment: Pending September 23, 2010 at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island, Ill. |
|Margaret E. Carlson, 86, of Moline, departed this life on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010 at Trinity Rock Island, surrounded by her entire family.|
Funeral services are 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Burial is at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island. Visitation is 4 to 7 pm Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Childrenís Research Hospital or to the Quad City Animal Welfare Center, Milan.
Margaret Fennesy was born on Oct. 3, 1923 in Rock Island, the daughter of James and Anna Davis Fennesy. She married Lester R. Carlson on Feb. 14, 1945 in Moline.
In early years, Margaret worked for Northwest Airlines in St. Paul, Minn., and then at International Harvester East Moline Works, where she met her future husband. She later worked as a hostess at Benís Gourmet, Rock Island.
Margaret enjoyed spending time with her family and many friends. She was one classy lady.
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Lester; daughters (and spouses), Cynthia (Glen) Frese, East Moline, Kay (Steve) Banfield, Moline; grandchildren, Shelley Frese, East Moline, Brett (Mary) Frese, Cary, Ill., and Matt (Jennifer) Hallgren, Chicago; and great grandchildren, Tanner Frese, Cary, Ill., Liz Pepke, Lake in the Hills, Ill.and Alexis and Will Hallgren, Chicago. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Kenneth and William Fennesy.
I love you so much. You were such an amazing woman and gave so much to our family. We are all so very fortunate to have had you in our lives.
Love always and forever,
-- Matt Hallgren
Kay, Steve,Cindy, Lester, Shelly, Matt and Jenny,
I am so sorry! I heard about Maggie.
I have been thinking about her and you a lot today.
Sundra and I were talking and remembering some of her funny comments that she used to make at Soho.
I will always remember how she was the first person in my chair when I returned from Wichita after 5 years, she gave me her support and helped me to get back on my feet and I always looked forward to our visits.
I will be thinking of you and remembering her a lot.
Lots of love,
-- Donna Elliott
Love and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Find peace in knowing that others share very deeply in your loss.
Leonard & Carol Williams, Algonquin, IL
-- Leonard and Carol Williams
Shelly and family, You are all in our thoughts and prayers in this time of your lose and always. I wish we could be there for you Shelly, you know you and your family have a very special place in our hearts always. We love you and we will always be here for you.
-- Tammy and Bob Distel
All, we are all very sorry to hear about your loss. Kay, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love Craig, Laura and Ray
-- Craig Cox, Laura Ferkel, Ray Van Severen
Matt, Jen, Lexi, Will, Kay and Steve,
So very sorry to hear about your loss. Your Grandma/Mom was indeed a very classy lady, may your memories of her through the years comfort you during this difficult time. Thoughts and Prayers are with you...Love, Michelle & Family
-- Michelle Van Horn
Dear Kay, Steve, Matt, & Family,
We feel very deeply for your loss. We love you all. Regret that we are unable to be there. Margaret was a wonderful, beautiful woman. Will miss the great times we had with her. If we can do anything, please let us know.
Gary, Deb & Family
-- Gary & Deborah Pynckel & Family
Les & family I was so sorry to here about Margaret. She was a great lady. We all had a lot of fun down at Bens. Again, my deepest sympathy.
-- jim versluis
I worked with Margaret as a hostess at Ben's in the '80s when it reopened. What great fun we had! We've kept in touch through the years with Christmas cards for the past 25 years. One stunningly beautiful, classy lady is how I will always remember her.
-- Diane Oldani Wulf