|Carl E. Carlson, 82, of Galesburg formerly of Cameron died 8:00 P.M. Monday, March 8, 2010 at his home.
He was born May 29, 1927 in Monmouth the son of Ejnar and Ruth (Johanson) Carlson. Carl was raised and educated on the family farm northeast of Roseville.
Carl married Shirley Jean Eaton in Berwick on May 2, 1948 and she died June 15, 2004. He later married Verna Smith in Cameron on Jan. 20, 2007 and she survives.
Carl served with the US Army during World War II stationed in the Philippines.
He was a self-employed carpenter/contractor in the Cameron area. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, playing the banjo, mandolin, guitar and violin. Carl volunteered many hours at the Community Memorial Hospital and OSF Holy Family Medical Center where he delivered the mail. He enjoyed being around people and spending time with his family.
He was a member of the Berwick Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Verna Carlson of Galesburg; two daughters, Marsha (Leonard) Garland of Houston, TX and Mindy (Tony) Knock of Washington, IL; one son, Rodney (Janell) Carlson of Brimfield, IL; 2 step sons, John Smith of Berwick and Gale (Kristi) Smith of Lewiston, IL; 1 step-daughter, Shelley (Bradley) Livingston of Dahinda, IL; 8 grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter; 1 brother, Gene (Rose) Carlson of Kirkwood; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, one brother, Robert Carlson.
Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Friday, March 12, 2010 at the Berwick Baptist Church with Rev. Tom Smith. Burial with military honors will be in Silent Home Cemetery, Cameron. Friends may call Thursday at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth where his family will be present from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Memorials may be given to the Berwick Baptist Church or the St. Jude Children's Hospital. Online condolences may be left at www.hooverhall.com.