Michael K. Lenz, age 41 of Mount Carroll, Illinois died on Thursday, May 31, 2012. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mount Carroll. Cremation rites will be accorded following the service. A visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mount Carroll. In lieu of flowers, an educational fund has been established for his son, Joe. Online condolences and photos may be shared at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com.
Mike was born on August 22, 1970, the son of Marvin and Deborah (Baumann) Lenz in Madison, Wisconsin. He attended Barrington High School and graduated with the Class of 1988. After graduation, Mike worked several different jobs but mostly in restaurants and bars. In 1996, Mike attended Kishwaukee Community College, where he earned his Associates Degree in Business and Arts. While attending college, Mike met his future wife, Rebecca Kallemeyn. They were married on July 31, 1999 in Savanna, Illinois.
Mike and his wife, Becky owned and operated Kallemezoo’s in Mount Carroll. Mike was the current President of the Mount Carroll Chamber of Commerce and was actively involved in his community. He was also a Den Leader of Boy Scouts Pack # 48, Savanna. Mike enjoyed sports, camping and being with his family and friends. Most of all, Mike loved spending time with his son, Joe.
Mike will be dearly missed by his wife, Becky and son, Joe of Mount Carroll; his mother, Deb (Ken) Behnke of Algonquin, Illinois; one brother, Dave Lenz of Beloit, Wisconsin; his grandmother, Wilma Lenz of Columbus, Wisconsin; his mother and father in-law, Paul (Louise) Kallemeyn of Savanna and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mike was preceded in death by his father, Marvin and one brother, Brian Lenz.
Michael L. Carlson
Michael L. Carlson, 71, of Savanna, Illinois passed away June 3rd, 2012 at the Clarissa Cook Hospice House Bettendorf, IA. Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial gathering will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., Monday, June 11, 2012 at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) or Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, IA. Online condolences and photos can be shared at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com.
Mike was born November 30, 1940, the son of Raymond & Mary (Wasick) Carlson in Chicago, Illinois. Mike married Kathryn Ann Ehringer on May 3, 1986 in Savanna. Kathy passed away on August 22, 2007 at her home.
Mike was a locomotive engineer with the Milwaukee RR, the Canadian Pacific Railway, and finished his career with IMRL with 40 years of service prior to his retirement. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, the NRA, the Mississippi Flyway Sportsmen’s Club and the Savanna Moose Lodge. Mike loved to shoot trap at various gun clubs. Most of all, Mike enjoyed spending time visiting with his family and friends.
Mike will be dearly missed by two sons, Michael Carlson Jr. and Mark Carlson, both of Elgin, Illinois; one daughter, Christie (Brandon Prowant) Rice of Savanna; six grandchildren, Kelsey and Keigan Rice of Savanna, Cory, Tristian, Nicollette, and Aaron Carlson, one great grandchild, Vivienne; two sisters, Mary Ann (Howard) Clarke of Springville, California and Christine (Brian) Prazich of Cummings, Georgia; one brother, Raymond J. Carlson of Suisun City, California; three sisters in-law, Cindy (Mark) Bertuli of Mark, Illinois, Patty (Bill) McKenna of Davenport, Iowa and Carolyn (John) Kazakos of Rockford, Illinois and many nieces and nephews.