Barbara Carlson

Barbara J. Carlson (nee Gehrke), 88, a longtime resident of Oak Park, died on Oct. 4, 2021. A graduate of Proviso High School and Concordia College, with an associate degree at Triton College, she was a dedicated employee for 50 years at First Bank of Oak Park. A committed volunteer for many years with the Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio, she was also a choir member at Grace Lutheran Church of River Forest.

Barbara was the wife of the late Gene M. Carlson, the aunt of Robert (Mary) Clauss, Douglas (Rebecca) Clauss and Nancy (Bob) Firth, the kind sister-in law to Ellen (John) Welk, and the aunt and great aunt to many. 

Memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 10 a.m. until the time of service, 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 Division St., River Forest 60305. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Grace Lutheran Church at www.graceriverforest.org are appreciated.

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