Carla Kay (Aarstad) Michelson, Janesville, WI (1953-2013)
August 18, 1953 - November 23, 2013
Carla Kay (Aarstad) Michelson, age 60, of Janesville, died unexpectedly at her home on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. She was born in Janesville, on Aug. 18, 1953, the daughter of the late Carlos J. and Barbara E. (Wolf) Aarstad. Carla graduated from Joseph A. Craig High School in 1971. She married Dennis C. Alt and together they had two daughters. She, later, married Robert Michelson. Carla was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Janesville. The oldest of six children, Carla's parents died when she was 13 years old. Herself and five siblings were then raised by an aunt and uncle, but when Carla married, she took guardianship of her younger siblings until they were of age. Carla lived in Milwaukee, for many years working as a CNA at various nursing homes and returned to Janesville, to be closer to family and worked at Mercy Manor until her health declined in 1999. She was a very caring and loving person, who was the rock of her family. She enjoyed cooking, baking, and spending time with her family. Carla was a wonderful mother and grandmother, who enjoyed knitting slippers for her family, while listening to the music of Patsy Cline.
Carla is survived by her two daughters, Barbara Alt and Sarah Alt, both of Janesville; three grandchildren whom she adored: Vega Russell, Randy "RJ" Russell and Reagan Popp; brothers and sisters: Carlos J. Aarstad, Jr., Christine Church, Craig Aarstad, Colleen Muhs and Constance (Dan) Welsh, all of Janesville. She is further survived by her nieces, Andrea Church and Kayla Muhs; her nephews, Kyle Church and Ian Muhs; other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her nephew, Justin Church.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at ST. PATRICK CATHOLIC CHURCH with Fr. James Kuhn officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.
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