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Susan Carlson

Susan Carlson

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Susan (Susie) Leigh Carlson passed away at the age of 59 on Friday, November 12, 2021 in Chandler, Arizona.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Woodlawn Christian Church in Lake City with burial in the Lake City Cemetery.

Susie was born on December 23, 1961, the third daughter of Melford and Mary Carlson.  She was raised on a farm northwest of Lake City, Iowa, along with her sisters, Shirley and Debra.  In high school, Susie participated in softball, basketball, and cheerleading.  In addition, she worked as a nursing assistant at the community hospital where she developed her passion for the nursing profession. 

Upon high school graduation, Susie attended a semester at the University of Iowa in 1980 and transferred to Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in May, 1984.  Subsequently, Susie worked as nurse traveling to various regions of the United States making several cherished friendships along the way.  In the fall of 1997, she established herself in Ankeny, Iowa.  There she worked as a cardiology nurse, and treasured the times with her family.  In 2016, Susie was ready for another adventure and moved to Gilbert, Arizona.  There she continued her career as a cardiology nurse, and later as a nurse care manager and Susie developed another family of friends that she loved and enjoyed. Throughout her travels, Susie kept in contact with cousins and friends who were all special to her.  Susie is remembered for her kindness, generosity, love of family, positive outlook, and knowledge of nursing. 

Surviving family members include sisters Shirley (Larry) Ellis and Debra (Jay) Yunek; niece and nephews Ann (Trent) De Weerd, Thomas (Kari) Ellis, Jeff (Bess) Yunek and Joe (Molly) Yunek; and several grandnieces and grandnephews.

Susie is preceded in death by her father and mother, Melford and Mary (Astleford) Carlson, step-father, Loyd Ellis and many special aunts and uncles.   

Susie benefited from the comfort of hospice care at the end of her life, and we wish that memorials for Susie be sent to the hospice of your choice. 

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