LaFern M. Karlson

LaFern M. Karlson, 89, Duncansville, formerly of Apache Junction, Ariz., died Friday evening at Altoona Regional.

She was born in Duncansville, daughter of Dave and Hazel (Wilt) Yeckley. She married Karl E. Karlson on Feb. 16, 1952, in Las Vegas, Nev., and he died on Jan. 13, 2011, after having shared nearly 59 years of marriage.

Surviving are a brother, Harold G. and wife, Rita, of Duncansville; and a nephew, Todd C. Yeckley and wife, Tina, of Altoona.

LaFern was a 1941 graduate of Hollidaysburg Senior High School. She enjoyed cooking.

Friends will be received from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, June 3, 2013, at Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg. A funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, June 3, 2013, at the funeral home, Pastor Mike Rhyne officiating. Entombment will be at Alto-Reste Park Cemetery.