Carol Marie LittlejohnJune 26, 1950 ~ October 29, 2018 (age 68)
Carol Marie Littlejohn, age 68, passed away on Monday October 29th at Memorial Hospital, Belleville IL after a long illness.
Carol, the youngest child and only daughter of Wesley and Shirley King, was born on June 26, 1950 in Sparta, WI. She grew up in Tomah, WI and attended Tomah High School graduating in 1968.
Carol also attended Milwaukee School of Cosmetology in Madison, WI. While there, she met her husband to be Robert Littlejohn, an Air Force meteorologist, whom she married September 6, 1969. They had three sons, traveled some of the world together during the remainder of his Air Force career, and enjoyed 49 years of marriage before her passing. Carol devoted her life to providing a comfortable, loving, safe home for her family. As the children grew and attended school Carol reentered the work force as a contracted clerk for Civil Engineering at lncirlik Air Base in Turkey. While in Turkey she enjoyed visiting ancient Roman ruins, the market bazaars, and the Mediterranean beaches. She became a supply custodian for the Department of Defense Dependent School in Nuremburg Germany during Bob's assignment supporting Second Armored Calvary Regiment. She became assistant librarian, one of her favorite jobs, at the DODD School at Grafenwoehr Germany when Bob was transferred to support the Commanding General of 7th Army Training Command. She loved Germany for its picturesque castles and wonderful food. While there she hosted her brother Toby and wife Marilyn as well as her Mom and Dad and friends from White's Ferry Road Church of Christ. Carol continued her career as an accounting technician for the Defense Finance and Accounting Service in St. Louis, Missouri when her husband was returned to the United States and Scott Air Force Base. She continued to work as an accounting technician until the death of her oldest son James, then 28, in June of 2001. She retired with disability shortly thereafter.
Carol is survived by her husband Robert; remaining sons Aaron (Kristy) Littlejohn and Todd (Kara) Littlejohn; grandchildren Carli Ann and Mariah Littlejohn; Kyle, Ethan, and Kevin Littlejohn; Hannah, Andrew, and Evan Littlejohn; and sister in law Eleanor (Gary) King. She is further survived by an Aunt Carol (Leslie) Becker, many cousins, nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
She was preceded in her death by her son James Littlejohn; and her brothers, Gary King and Toby (Wesley) King.
Visitation will be held on Friday, November 2, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Kassly Mortuary, Ltd, Fairview Heights.
A Memorial Service will be on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Kassly Mortuary, Ltd., Fairview Heights, IL.