Nancy Carlson

Centennial Heights
Died October 14, 2009
October 14, 2009 Centennial Heights

Nancy Carlson, 68, a resident of Centennial Heights passed away Wednesday October 14, 2009 at the Marquette General Hospital following a severe stroke the previous Tuesday.

She was born in Raymbaultown on June 19, 1941 to the late Edwin & Sylvia (Seppala) Pelto. She attended the Calumet Public School. She later went on to become a CNA and for several years she was a nurses aid at Houghton County Medical Care Facility and also did private nursing in the Calumet Laurium area.

On April 5, 1985 she married her long time companion Bruce Carlson, also of Calumet and for the last 25 years they resided in Centennial Heights.

Nancy enjoyed home remodeling, decorating and was also well know for her annual rummage sales. She also enjoyed playing scrabble and spent countless hours playing with her friends and granddaughter. She will be most remembered for being a loving mother to only child Lynn and her two oldest granddaughters Alicia and Jessica and a loving wife to her husband Bruce.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter Lori Beth, brother Carl Pelto and a sister Carol LaMothe.

Surviving is: Husband Bruce

Daughter: Lynn Heikell of Atlanta, GA

Step Son: Russell Carlson of Bradenton, FL

3 Brothers: Ernest (Lorainne) Pelto of Fargo, ND
Kenneth (Carol) Pelto of Bootjack
Norman (Sandy) Pelto of Florida

11 Grandchildren: Shaun, Alicia and Jessica of Calumet
Derrick, Donna, Erica, Johanna, Laura, Jeremy & Hannah of Atlanta, GA
David Carlson of Arizona

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday October 17, 2009 at 11:00 AM in the Erickson Crowley Funeral Home in Calumet with the Rev. Paddy Palomaki to officiate.

Friends may call at the Erickson Crowley Funeral Home in Calumet on Saturday from 10-11:00 AM.

Condolences may be left for the family at

Burial will be in the Waasa Cemetery.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy memorials may be directed to the family.
Date: Time: Location:
October 17, 2009 10-11:00 AM Erickson Crowley Funeral Home
Date: Time: Location:
October 17, 2009 11:00 AM Erickson Crowley Funeral Home

Online Condolences
From: Donna & Rickey White
  Bruce and family:
So sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. God Bless you.
From: Suzann Saterstad
  Rice Lake
  We've been without internet for two days and I am just shocked to read of Nancy's passing. She had been on my mind so much the last several days. And I did not call her. NEVER, EVER ignore a prompting you have about someone. I will miss her dearly. She had such wisdom. Love, Suzann and George
From: Ashley Basto
  Calumet, MI
  Jessica Alicia and Family,
Im so very sorry to hear about your grandmothers passing. May the Lord be with you in this very difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.