Obit: Carlson, Myrtle B. (1894 - 1976)



----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) 11/20/1976

Carlson, Myrtle B. (7 Sept. 1894 - 19 Nov. 1976)

Unity, Wis. - Mrs. Gustave A. Carlson, 82, of Unity, died at approximately 10 a.m. Friday at the Colonial Nursing Home in Colby.

The former Myrtle B. Piper, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Piper, was born near Cascade in Sheboygan County, Sept. 7, 1894.

She graduated from grade school at Cascade and came with her parents to Unity in 1911, attending Unity, Wis. High School and graduating in 1915. She then attended State Teachers College at Stevens Point and taught rural school for three years.

Her marriage to Gustave A. Carlson took place Aug. 14, 1919, in the Methodist parsonage at Colby, the Rev. James Paul officiating. The couple lived on a farm in the Town of Brighton, near Unity, for many years, then moved to Marshfield and 2 ½ years later retired to Unity in September of 1956.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Unity, for many years, was active in Lutheran Church Women, served as church organist and held varied LCW offices.

Surviving besides her husband are three sons, Dale of Appleton, Marvin of Marshfield and Wallace of Oak Creek; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A son, Clifford, died in 1967, and two sisters also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Carlson served as rural news correspondent for the Marshfield News-Herald for about eight years prior to this February, and also worked in a similar capacity for the Wausau Record-Herald.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Unity, the Rev. Elton Moore officiating.

Friends may call at the Rux-Lulloff Funeral Home in Colby beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday.



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