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 Doris Dorothea <I>Kolves</I> Carlson

Doris Dorothea Kolves Carlson

Death 30 Oct 2012 (aged 93)
Burial East Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 100011187 · View Source
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PORT BYRON - Doris Dorothea Carlson, 93, formerly of Port Byron, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at Genesis Medical Center-Illini Campus, Silvis. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 3, at Messiah Lutheran Church, Port Byron, with the Reverend Wayne Melaas-Swanson officiating. Visitation will be Friday, November 2, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Gibson-Bode Funeral Home, Port Byron. Burial will be in Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Memorials may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church, Port Byron.

The former Doris D. Kolves was born November 1, 1918, to Frank and Lena (Middlecamp) Kolves in Bath, Illinois. She graduated from Bath-Lynchburg High School in 1936. Doris came to Moline in the mid-40s, where she was employed at Minneapolis Moline Company during World War II. Her duties changed there when she was called upon to prepare materials for the troops and she and the other ladies at Minnie Mo became "Rosie the Riveters." It was there she met her future husband, Oscar "King" Carlson of Port Byron. She and King led a busy life together at their Mississippi River home, entertaining family and friends. Doris spent many hot summer days frying catfish on the brick fireplace in the front yard. She will be long remembered as preparing the "best catfish in town" even though she didn't eat fish!

Doris was a homemaker and also employed at the Port Byron Telephone Office. She was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church, Rebecca Circle, Order of Eastern Star and the Viking Club, Moline.

Doris's greatest love was her family. She referred to her grandchildren as the "little ones" and is fondly remembered as "Grandma on the River" and "Sugar Cookie Grandma." She loved to watch the grandchildren in sporting and equestrian events and enjoyed watching as many Cubs, Cards and Illinois basketball games as possible. Doris was a proud basketball free throw champion in her high school graduating class.

She is survived by daughters, Lee Ann Carlson, Moline, and Linda (Steve) Rogers, Rochester, Washington; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Mia) Sparrow, of Sweden, Britta (Phillip) Battin, of Illinois, and Drew (Kim) Carlson and Ashley Rogers (Tim Phillips), of Washington; 12 great-grandchildren; step-daughter-in-law, Loretta Carlson, of Florida; step-grandchildren, Ruth Ann (Steve) Baugh, Charlotte (Joe) Findley, and Peggy (Tom) Fiems, of Illinois; four step-great-grandchildren; seven step-great-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, "King," parents, Frank and Lena, brothers, Howard and Ralph, stepson, Paul, and step-great-granddaughters, Shavonna and Salena.

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  • Created by: Ken Nagel
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100011187
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Doris Dorothea Kolves Carlson (1 Nov 1918–30 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100011187, citing Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Ken Nagel (contributor 47221898) .