Marion Carlson Baron, a lifetime resident, born March 25, 1935 in Steger, Illinois, died February 2, 2013. A memorial service will be held at Prince of Peace Church at 667 west Eighth Street Chicago Heights on February 16 at 2 pm. A short visitation will be from noon until two at the church.
Born to Adolph and Alpha (Borg) Carlson, she graduated from Bloom Township High School. She was a stay at home mother until she went to work for Kaufman Jewelry store in Steger followed by a career at Rogers and Hollands Jewelers.
She was involved in many civic and political organizations. She was the first female president of the District #206 High School Board of Education and the first representative of Steger to that board. Mrs. Baron also was active on the Bloom Alumni Association, Grand Prairie Family Service Board, PADS, Steger Spirit Committee, and a member of the Steger VFW Auxiliary also a member of the Steger Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.
Marion was preceded in death by her husband Tommy Baron, her parents Adolph and Alpha Carlson, her two sisters Alice Eleanor Witt, and Dolores Voigts. She is survived by her two daughters Karen (Kevin)Pickens, Gail (Robert) Paradiso, Her two grandchildren Jeremy Pickens and Khristina (George) Hale. She is also survived by her sister and best friend Carolyn Qunell and numerous nieces and nephews.
Marion was an avid reader and a great friend to many. And she loved to travel. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Prince of Peach Church and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Prince of Peace Church or to the American Cancer Society 17060 Oak Park Ave Tinley Park, Illinois 60477. Arrangements entrusted to Smits Funeral Homes –Steger Memorial Chapel 3045 Chicago Rd. www.smitsfh.com