Lorraine Carolin (Carlson) Schott, was born on August 11, 1921 to John and Anna (Neilson) Carlson in Los Angeles, California. She died on November 13, 2011 in Cabool, Missouri, at the age of 90 years.
Carolin was raised in Los Angeles in a Swedish home with traditional language and customs. As a child, she was in several “Our Gang Comedy” and “Little Rascals” movies. In 1939, she was president of the Masonic Order of Job’s Daughters. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1939 and then attended Pepperdine College for two years.
She was united in marriage to Nyal Schott in May of 1942. Mr. Schott served in the Navy during World War II for the first four years of their marriage. Carolin attended the Bank of America banking school in 1946. Their daughter, Nyalin, was born in 1953. In 1956, the family moved to Phoenix, Arizona, and in 1968 they moved to Mtn. Grove, Missouri. Carolin worked at First National Bank in Mtn. Grove and spent a total of 34 years in the banking industry.
She was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Mtn. Grove for 44 years. She loved helping at the Tri-County Fair each year. She helped with the food service to the fair goers for over 30 years.
Carolin enjoyed being with her three granddaughters and spending time with her family.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Nyal Schott; one sister, Mildred Norman; and one niece, Toddy Brown.
Carolin is survived by her daughter, Nyalin Barnes and her husband, Gary, of Mtn. Grove; three granddaughters, Jennifer Schutter and her husband, David, of Kirksville, Missouri, Jodi Klingensmith and her husband, Rick, of Springfield, Missouri, and Jana Brixey and her husband, James, of Mtn. Grove; six great-grandchildren, Maddax, Justin, Jenna, Tyler, Jacob and Justin; and other relatives and friends who will sadly miss her.
Memorial services were held on Thursday, November 17, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. in Craig-Hurtt Chapel with Rev. Doug Kraus officiating. Song selections were “Nearer My God To Thee,” “I Need Thee Every Hour,” and “Bells of St. Mary’s.” Myra Walker served as musician and singer. Burial will be at a later date in Stubbs Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mtn. Grove.