Sara Elizabeth Carlson


August 15, 1976 - January 16, 2012


Sara Elizabeth Carlson was born August 15, 1976, at Laramie, WY, to Michael and Gloria Stoddard Carlson. She grew up in Laramie and graduated from Laramie High School. She moved to Mitchell and graduated from Dakota Wesleyan University with a BA degree in Human Services and Criminal Justice. On June 7, 1997, she married Allen Lepke. She had been employed at Abbott House, Dale Carnegie Training, and was the Director of Operations at the Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce. She had currently owned her own website business Freestar Creative. In addition she was the Web Coordinator at Dakota Wesleyan University and was enrolled in the DWU Nursing Program.

She is survived by two daughters, Taylor Jean Lepke and Claire Julia Lepke of Mitchell, her mother, Gloria Stoddard and husband Vijay Sethi of Laramie, WY, her father, Mike Carlson and wife Lynn of Cheyenne, WY, one brother, James Michael Carlson and wife Andrea of Bend, OR, one step-sister, Caroline Druckman of Philadelphia, PA, two step-brothers, Kevin Sethi of Denton, TX and Ian Sethi of Lexington, KY. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter Anna and her grandparents.


Thursday, January 19, 2012
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Friday, January 20, 2012
10:30 AM
Northridge Baptist Church
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Jennifer Oiler on February 2, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Erik, Kami and Briggs Warren on January 23, 2012
Keeping the girls and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Harmony Savoia on January 21, 2012
Sweet Sara, You will forever live in my childhood memories. May your family find peace in our Heavenly Father. God Bless you.
Posted by kristin harris on January 21, 2012
Your in our thoughts and prayers!
Posted by Gara and family on January 19, 2012
We are thinking of you and your family. You are in our hearts and minds and we are praying for you all to pull through at this time in your lives. Maybe God Bless you and help guide you.
Posted by Lindsay Gallas on January 19, 2012
May you find the peace you were looking for. Thoughts and prayers for your daughters and your family.
Posted by Kelley Porter on January 19, 2012
God has a beautiful angel with him today. Praying for peace and comfort for your family.
Posted by Teri Lund on January 19, 2012
My deepest sympathy to all your family.
Posted by Pam Bartush on January 19, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Posted by Trish on January 18, 2012
May you be in peace with God...
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