Sarah Elizabeth Carlson, 54, of Minneapolis, formerly of St. Charles, died September 4, 2019 at her home.
Sarah was born May 28, 1965 in St. Paul to Mary Elizabeth Carlson and John Porter King. The years Sarah spent growing made her old when young...young when old. She was the most determined spirit with consequences. She worked at many jobs knowing that life meant work and earn. She graduated from Humboldt High, St. Paul and later, much later graduated from Rochester Community College with an Associate's Degree. Her years were colored with alcohol which made her life difficult at times. She knew how to love which was the grace gained from living.
She is survived by her son Micah Johnathon Carlson of Blooming Prairie, who she adored, her mother Mary Elizabeth Carlson, St. Charles, and her brother Adam Johnathan Carlson, El Paso, TX. The three of us will remember and miss that belly laugh...empty space that was once filled with...her...our Sarah.
If there's a place after death that holds the soul with enlightened bliss, then Sarah has a place to rest in the arms of a loving and forgiving God.
She is preceded in death by her father, John King, her uncle, Dennis Carlson and grandparents, Fred and Loretta Carlson.
A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in St. Charles, with the Reverend Tim Biren officiating. Burial will in in Calvary Cemetery in St. Charles. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of services Thursday at the funeral home. Please share a memory of Sarah at her online guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com
Don't grieve for me for now I'm free,
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call:
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;
I found my place at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joys.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too shall miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow:
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savoured much;
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.
Perhaps my life seemed all too brief:
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me;
God wanted me now, He set me free.