Highland Park Obituary: Dorothea Carlene Fretland, 98

A funeral service will be held Monday.

The following obituary is courtesy of Kelley & Spaulding Funeral Home:

Dorothea Carlene Fretland, 98, of Highland Park, passed away March 13, 2014.

Carlene was born January 22, 1916 in Potlatch, Idaho to Clara Foss and Charles Carr. She was raised in Portland, Oregon and graduated valedictorian of Park Rose High School Class of 1933.

In the 1940’s, she came with her husband to Chicago, residing in Lincoln Park. Car was a longtime member and employee of Chicago Temple.

She was known for her love of reading and poetry recitation. A very accomplished woman, she was also known for her pie-baking, afghan-knitting and flower-arranging skills.

A deeply religious woman, she is survived by her treasured grandchildren, Christopher and Katherine and her cherished daughter-in-law, Jan. Carlene was preceded in death by her husband, Jeff (1978), her son Donald (2000) and her siblings, Jean Burleigh of Portland, OR, Marion Stratton of Chicago and John Carr of Pendleton, OR.

A funeral service will be held Monday, March 17, 2014 at 10 am at Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 330 Laurel Ave., Highland Park, IL. Interment private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carlene’s name to Chicago Temple, 77 W. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602 or to Guardian Hospice, 181 Waukegan Rd., #301, Northfield, IL 60093.


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