Obit: Carlson, Fred (1874 - 1951)
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----Sources: Marathon County Register (Unity, Clark County, Wis.) 4 May 1951

Carlson, Fred (3 May 1874 - 27 Apr. 1951)

A service was held Sunday afternoon at the Lulloff Funeral Home, Colby, Wis. for Fred Carlson, 87, who died Friday evening at the Lutheran Parsonage at Unity. The Rev. Mr. Larson of Wisconsin Rapids, and the Rev. Charles Witt, Marshfield, officiated. The body was then taken to Ishpeming, Michigan for burial on Monday.

Mr. Carlson was born May 3, 1874, in Sweden, where he received his education. His marriage to the former Hilda Gustavson took place there April 27, 1889. They then came to the United States where Mr. Carlson worked in the iron mines in Ishpeming and Negaunee, Michigan. His wife died in 1937.

He retired and came to Unity in 1938 to make his home at the Lutheran parsonage with his son-in-law and daughter, the Rev. and Mrs. J. A. Olson. The Rev. Mr. Olson died in 1950.

He is survived by three children: Mrs. Olson of Unity; Gust Carlson of Chicago and Hugo Carlson of Detroit; 7 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Two daughters also preceded him in death.

At the service Sunday afternoon, the Trinity Lutheran choir sang "The Rock That Is Higher Than I" and "We Shall Sleep, But Not Forever." Mrs. Walter Wieland was the accompanist at the piano.

Out-of-town people at the services included Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Carlson, and Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Carlson Jr., Detroit; Gust Carlson, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett Olson and son, Alan, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Steinke, Wisconsin Rapids; and Pvt. Paul Olson, Camp McCoy.

The entire group, with the exception of the soldier, accompanied the body to Ishpeming. Mrs. J. A. Olson and daughter, Sharon, also left for Ishpeming.



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