Barbara Ellen Carlson

ESCANABA — Barbara Ellen Carlson, age 59, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at Christian Park Healthcare Center in Escanaba. She was born on January 21, 1965 in Escanaba, the daughter of Lester and Virginia (LaBumbard) Carlson. She grew up in Gladstone, later moved to Escanaba, and had resided at Christian Park Center for the past 6.6 years.

Barbie enjoyed being around people and had a remarkable ability to remember names and family details of everyone she met. She was an avid Green Bay Packers fan. She especially loved dogs, playing cards and bingo, coloring pages, and diet soda.

She is survived by brother, Brad Carlson; sisters, Marla (John) Moore, Sally (Bob) Olsen, and Brenda Brunette; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death very recently by her sister Linda Mahoney on May 28, 2024; infant brother Richard; as well as her parents.

The family would especially like to thank all the caregivers and staff at Christian Park Healthcare Center for their loving care and concern over the years.

Barbara will be laid to rest at Gardens of Rest Cemetery in Wells on Tuesday, June 18, at 11 a.m. To offer online condolences, please visit www.skradskifuneralhomes.com. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes are assisting the Carlson family.