Mary Jean (Callery) Carlson

Carlson, Mary Jean Callery 90, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. A longtime Minneapolis resident, Mary was preceded in death by husband, W. Richard "Dick" Carlson; parents, Charles and Myrtle Callery and brothers, Paul and Stephen Callery. Mary is survived by her son, Tom (Cheryl) Carlson; daughter, Jane Wallace; grandchildren, Chris, Angie, Jake and Rachel; great-grandson Dylan; brother, Michael; surrogate daughter, Connie Fischbein and special friend, John Leak. A graduate of Central High, Mary was a woman of many talents, including being an accomplished author, artist, songwriter, poet, pianist, teacher, seamstress and baker. She authored the book Some People and wrote many songs published by Schmitt Music. In addition to her creative pursuits, Mary was involved in many community causes, including serving on the Hennepin County Personnel Board. Mary also worked for many years at Successful Living and Control Data. Mary radiated life and truly made the world a better place for everyone who knew her. She would be the first to tell you that she lived a great life with many blessings. Her legacy will live on in her poems, stories, songs and in the hearts of all who loved her. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 6 at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church on 5025 Knox South in Minneapolis. The service will be held at 2 p.m. with a visitation beginning at 1 p.m. A private interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery will be held at a later date. Werness Bros Chapel 952-884-8145