In loving memory of

Sarah Elizabeth Carlson
May 28, 1965 - September 4, 2019

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

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.


Susan K Fernholz wrote on Sep 19, 2019:

"I worked with Sarah at Charter for many years. I loved her beautiful smile. She was fun to be around and laugh with. She was a hard worker and cared about others. And she loved her son. I am sad about her passing. But she left us with good memories memories. And her beautiful smile ?."

Madonna Laurence wrote on Sep 17, 2019:

"Mary, My heart aches for you and your son Adam and grandson over the loss of Sarah. I wish you all comfort and peace during this very emotional time. Its time to remember Sarah and to celebrate her life. She was a special person who will forever live in your hearts.. With my deepest sympathy and love, Madonna Laurence "

Celeste Moreno wrote on Sep 15, 2019:

"Sara you will be sadly missed by so many. You were such a beautiful person In side and out. God bless and RIP my friend "

Lynn Windish Azevedo wrote on Sep 15, 2019:

"RIP Beautiful Soul. "

Kerrie O'Connor Cabrera wrote on Sep 14, 2019:

"Sara ..I haven't seetyou in years because we lived states apart. My condolences to your family. When I read the words belly laugh that's when the tears really started rolling" wrote on Sep 13, 2019:

"Sarah had a great sole and was a good person. Sometimes in life we walk crooked paths but our hearts are always full of love and hope. This picture is not how I remember her.. I always saw a much more beautiful sole inside and out. "

Mike Kuby wrote on Sep 13, 2019:

"I will miss her so much.?"

bob wrote on Sep 13, 2019:

"Just heard of Sarahs passing. She was a VERY good friend and roomate. I will always remember her wonderful generous nature. Bless you Sweetheart. Bob"

Paul Carlson wrote on Sep 13, 2019:

"Paul Carlson on Sept 13, 2019 I know Sarah had a very tough and troubled life. But in my mind I will always remember Sarah as a gift. She was not only a gift to Mary she was also a gift to my Mother. You see my Mother gave the world five gifts four boys and one girl. She always made sure we would all get a birthday and Christmas gift. But I don't think she ever received one herself until Sarah came into the world. I remember when Mary would need a weekend to herself and she would call and asked if I would pick up Sarah in St. Paul and driver her to Grandmothers. It seemed Sarah didn't like me or my Mustang because once we left her house she would cry and scream until we got to Cannon Falls. But once we arrived at the Cottage Inn and the smile on Granma's face was priceless and it made the trip worth every mile. So Sarah go rest high on that mountain and if you come across Uncle Dennis tell him to have a cold PBR ready when I come over and we will all take a ride in that Mustang. Rest in peace Sarah. Uncle Paul "

Maureen Windish wrote on Sep 13, 2019:

"Oh Sarah, although I have not seen you in years, I still remember your laugh and your sense of humor. May you Rest in Peace and fly high with your Angel wings. To Sarah's family: My deepest condolences on your loss of this beautiful women."

Dawn kirkeeng wrote on Sep 13, 2019:

"I'm so very sorry for your loss, I'm just seeing this now, I had no idea. We worked together many years at Charter.She was hard working, always picking up overtime when she could & crazy amounts of time, she'd put in! We had many laughs together, she had such an infections laugh & smile. Sara had a heart of gold, always willing to listen, talk & be a good friend! My deepest sympathy to you all. Rest in peace my friend,"

Victoria king wrote on Sep 13, 2019:

"Sarah, ..Although we didn't grow up together, we still managed to get to know each other.we are sisters always! I love you and will miss you. We had good times and bad times (usually got into trouble together) lol. Thank you for Micah, my beloved nephew and for being a great lil sister. Love and condolences to Mary, Adam and Micah. See you when I get there. Love you always Victoria king "

Victoria king wrote on Sep 13, 2019:

"Sarah, ..Although we didn't grow up together, we still managed to get to know each other.we are sisters always! I love you and will miss you. We had good times and bad times (usually got into trouble together) lol. Thank you for Micah, my beloved nephew and for being a great lil sister. Love and condolences to Mary, Adam and Micah. See you when I get there. Love you always Victoria king "

Patty wrote on Sep 9, 2019:

"My memories of Sarah and many and include Mary, Adam and Micah too. We lost track of each other but I was able to talk to her last month and reconnect. I told her that I loved her and no matter what she will always be a part of my tribe. Looking at this picture I can hear her laughing and that is something we did quite a bit with each other and I will miss it dearly much love and many hugs to Mary, Adam and Micah I love you three and you are my Tribe and always will be..."

Lisa Loppnow wrote on Sep 9, 2019:

"Mary, Adam, & Micah, I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Sarah and I were friends in junior high/high school before she moved away. We had a lot of fun times together, listening to music, spending time just hanging out, and cheering on the high school teams. I still laugh when I think of how she used to tear her bed completely apart before making it up every day and would always, always wear shoes and socks. No bare feet for Sarah! :) Unfortunately we lost track of each other as the years passed, but I cherish my memories of her. May your happy memories of Sarah surround and comfort you all as well. "

Cheryl Nintemann wrote on Sep 9, 2019:

"I have such wonderful memories of growing up with Sarah. All the Girl Scout activities, hanging out at her house after school, concerts, camping at Whitewater State Park. I will miss her laugh and smile and enthusiasm for life. Love and hugs to Micah, Adam and Mary. "

Ruth melbo grandbois wrote on Sep 9, 2019:

"my thoughts are with Mary and family. it's so hard to bury one of your own."

Shirley Carlson wrote on Sep 9, 2019:

"We share in your grief and sadness, Micah, Mary and Adam. Those of us who loved and cared for Sarah understand the depth of your loss. We pray that God will comfort your heart, uplift your spirit and carry you through this time of sadness to a place of peace. With love and deepest sympathy."

Mardy Midler wrote on Sep 9, 2019:

"Mary and Adam:: My sympathy and prayers in your loss of Sarah. May God comfort you.."

Orv and Janell Dahl wrote on Sep 7, 2019:

"Mary and Adam, I am so very sorry for your loss of Sarah. I know she had many struggles in life but now she has found well-earned peace. Many blessings to you all. Orv and Janell Dahl"