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CARLSON, ANNA J. MRS.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle,  Muskegon, Michigan, 8 November 1916, Page 9

Mrs. Anna J. Carlson.  Mrs. Anna J. Carlson, aged 75 years, died at the home of her son, Peter A. Carlson of Fruitland, Monday after a short illness.  Born, in Sweden, Mrs. Carlson came to the United States in 1881 and located in Fruitland, where she has made her home since.  She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Axel Bard of Muskegon, and Mrs. Albert Shoquist of Chicago, and three sons, Charles and Gustave of Muskegon, and Peter A. of Fruitland, at whose home she died.  Twenty-six grandchildren survive.  The funeral of Mrs. Carlson will be held tomorrow afternoon at the home of her son at 1:30 o’clock, and at the Swedish Mission church at 2 o’clock.  Burial will be in the Fruitland township cemetery.

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CARLSON, BABY GIRL

Obituary and Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 14 January 1924, Page 11

TRIPLETS BORN TO FRUITLAND COUPLE.  Whitehall, Jan. 14 – Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Carlson of Fruitland township became the parents of triplets Sunday morning when a son and two daughters were born to them.  Mr. and Mrs. Carlson now have 11 children of whom 10 are living.

15 January 1924, Page 1

Carlson Triplets Doing Well; They Greet Reporters.  Triplets born Saturday to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Carlson of Fruitland township, near Whitehall, were doing nicely yesterday when newspaper men called at the farm home to pay their respects to Morley Joseph, Josephine Grace and Agnes Dorothy.  They weighed five and a half pounds each, but Mr. Carlson said he was afraid one of the girls was not as strong as the others.        Bernice, the next to the oldest daughter in the family, is doing the housework.  She is 13 years old and, with the help of her younger sisters, is making a good job of it, while her brother, a year older, does double duty at the barn so his father can help take care of Mrs. Carlson and the trio of babies.  The addition of the three babies who were born Saturday brings the number of children up to 10.  Mr. and Mrs. Carlson, who are still quite young have had 11 children, but one, another boy, is dead.  Including the triplets, there are now living, three boys and seven girls.  The oldest girl is attending school in Chicago, but all the others are at home.  The Carlson family is probably the largest for its age in the township, if not in the entire county.

17 January 1924, Page 1

Three!  Two Girls and a Boy.  —Photo by Radium.  Triplets arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Carlson in Fruitland township last Saturday.  Here is the mother and the children, all kicking and well, two girls and a boy.  They make 10 children for the Carlson family.

25 January 1924, Page 1

One of Carlson Triplets Dead.  One of the triplets born to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Carlson of Fruitland township, Saturday, January 12, died yesterday.  The triplet, one of the two girls, was not strong at birth and despite special care, failed to survive.  The other two children are doing nicely.

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CARLSON, Carl Alfred

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Monday, April 5, 1954, page 25   Carl A. Carlson  Dies; Longtime C&O Worker  Carl Alfred Carlson, 68 years old, 996 W. Dale avenue,  long time employee of the C&O Railroad, died last evening at his home.  He was ill since  December.  Born in Finland, Oct. 15, 1885, he spent the early years there and came to the  United States in 1905 to locate in Muskegon where he had been since.  He was employed  as a car man for the railroad company 30 years.  Mr. Carlson was married in Muskegon  July 15, 1911, to Matilda Wicklund.  He was a member of the Samuel Lutheran Church.  Mr. Carlson leaves his wife; two sons, Robert and Ralph Carlson of Muskegon; three  daughters, Mrs. John Archambeau and Mrs. Warren Jones of Muskegon and Miss Betty  Carlson at home; one brother in Finland, and 12 grandchildren. 

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996 W. Dale Avenue  Mr. Carl Alfred Carlson, age 68, passed away Sunday evening at  his home following a lingering illness. The funeral arrangements will be announced later.   Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home. 

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CARLSON, CARL B. MR.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon,  Whitehall, Michigan, 25 December 1984, Page A-29

Carl Carlson.  Mr. Carl B. Carlson of 4408 W. Duck Lake Road, Whitehall died at his home Saturday, December 15.  He was 79-years-old.  Mr. Carlson, a retired machinist from Muskegon Screw Works, was born August 11, 1905 in Dalton Township.  His parents were Sena and Carl Carlson.  Mr. Carlson married Eva Erickson, and he was a member of the Giles Road Baptist Church.  Surviving Mr. Carlson were, his wife, Eva; two sons, Oscar, and wife Mickie of Holton and Rudy and his wife, Patricia of North Muskegon; two daughters, Mrs. Clyde (Doris) Walters of Muskegon and Mrs. James (Nancy) Corliss of Shelby; seven grandchildren; five great grandsons; and a brother, Clarence Carlson of Muskegon.  The funeral for Mr. Carlson was held Monday afternoon, December 17, at Giles Road Baptist Church with the Rev. Roy Williamson officiating.  Burial was in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  Memorials may be given to the mission fund of the Giles Road Baptist Church.  Funeral arrangements were handled by the Clock Funeral Home, Whitehall.

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CARLSON, Carl R.

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CARLSON, Dale Alan

Marriage

Muskegon County Marriage Records, Liber 55, page 413,  April 30, 1970.

Dale Alan Carlson, 24. b. 12/21/1945, draftsman, parents, Palmer R. Carlson and  Grace   Westfield.   Karen Joy Bush, 23, b. 8/10/1946, secretary, 854 Oak; parents, John Bush   and Geneva Bolthouse. 

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Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  Saturday, May 2, 1970, page 25:2 & 3 (Picture)

Carlson-Bush   Mr. and Mrs. Dale Alan Carlson left for a honeymoon in Nassau  following their Friday evening wedding in Bethany Christian Reformed Church.  The  bride is the former Karen Joy Bush.   Carrying a crescent bouquet of yellow roses and  white carnations, the bride was attired in an empire styled floor-length gown of organza  over satin with venise lace accents.  Her full-length veil was secured by a pearl crown.  Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. John Bush, 854 Oak, and the Palmer Carlsons,  871 E. Giles.   Mrs. Wayne Erxleben and Paul Carlson were honor attendants.  The  misses Marcia Rottman and Darlene Carlson were bridesmaids.  David Bush and David  Vanderwall were groomsmen and guests were seated by Ronald Carlson and James  VanMaastricht.   A reception for 225 guests was held in the parlors of the church.   The  bride is employed as a secretary at Dresser Industries Inc.  The bridegroom is employed  at B&B Engineering in Grand Haven.  They will live in Spring Lake.

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CARLSON, DOROTHY MAE MRS. (PAULSON)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 22 August 2005, Page 3B

CARLSON, DOROTHY MAE, Rives Junction, MI.  Dorothy Mae Carlson, age 85, went to be with her Lord on August 20, 2005 at her home under the loving care of her family.  Dorothy Mae Carlson was born May 28, 1920 in Muskegon, Michigan to Edward and Bertha (White) Paulson.  She graduated from Muskegon High School and was Belle of the Timberland for the Muskegon Centennial in 1937.  On March 10, 1939, she married Maurice (Morry) A. Carlson, who preceded her in death May 1, 1994.  They had three sons, M. Warren (Barbara), Larry J. (Cheryle), and Dr. Randy L. (Donna).  They had nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  She was Co-Founder of Youth Haven Ranches, a Christian organization for needy children located in Rives Junction, Michigan (1968) and Picacho, Arizona (1980), where she served on the Board of Directors and was active in the children’s ministries.  Dorothy is also survived by her brother, Glen Paulson, who lives in Muskegon, Michigan.  She was preceded in death by brothers, Don, Ralph, Les, and sisters, Millie, and Evelyn.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a contribution to the Dorothy Carlson Memorial Children’s Fund at Youth Haven.  Visitation hours will take place at Bethel Baptist Church on Springport Road in Jackson, Michigan from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23, as well as at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 24.  Funeral services will be held at the church at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 24, followed by a reception at Youth Haven Ranch.  Interment will take place at Mona View Cemetery in Muskegon Heights, Michigan at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 25. —Charles J. Burden and Son Funeral Home (517) 784-3104

23 August 2005, Page 1B

City’s 1937 centennial ‘belle’ dead at age 87, By Dave LeMieux, CHRONICLE STAFF WRITER .  Dorothy Mae Carlson, named “Belle of the Timberland” for Muskegon’s centennial in 1937, died at her home near Jackson on Saturday.  She was 85.

Carlson, then a 17-year-old Muskegon High School student, was elected to reign over Muskegon’s mid-July centennial celebration and Lumberjack Carnival.

She was sponsored in her candidacy by local labor unions, which saw that she won by more than 170,000 votes.  The daughter of Bertha and Edward Paulson left on a whirlwind tour of Chicago as part of the celebration.  Chicago motorcycle cops escorted the bus carrying Carlson and her court, “weaving in and out of traffic, through every red light on Michigan Boulevard” to a reception with Chicago Mayor Edward J. Kelly.

Carlson was featured on NBC’s national Farm & Home radio program during her stay in Chicago.  She returned to Muskegon for the city’s sesquicentennial in 1987 with her husband, Morry, from their home in Tucson.  In 1987, she recalled that when she was elected “belle,” war clouds were gathering over an America still in the grips of the Great Depression.  Even then, she said, “The beautiful thing about Muskegon was that it always had tremendous spirit.”  Morry Carlson died in 1994.  The couple has three sons, M. Warren Carlson, Larry J. Carlson and Randy L. Carlson.  Dorothy Carlson was co-founder and chairwoman of Youth Haven Ranches, a Christian organization for needy children in the Jackson County community of Rives Junction and Picacho, Ariz.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Charles J. Burden & Son Funeral Home in Jackson.  Carlson’s funeral will be at Bethel Baptist Church on Springport Road in Jackson at 11 a.m. Wednesday.  She will be buried at Mona View Cemetery in Muskegon Heights at 1 p.m. Thursday.

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Carlson, Mr. & Mrs. Elmer

Article

Whitehall Forum Whitehall, Michigan  17 January 1924  Page 4

Triplets are Born to Fruitland  Couple; Doing Well  Triplets born Saturday to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Carlson of Fruitland  township, near Whitehall, were doing nicely yesterday when newspaper men called at the farm home to pay their respects to  Morley Joseph, Josephine Grace and Agnes Dorothy.  They weighed five and a half pounds each, but Mr. Carlson said he  was afraid one of the girls was not as strong as the others.  Bernice, the next to the oldest daughter in the family is doing the  housework.  She is 13 years old, and, with the help of her younger sisters, is making a good job of it, while her brother, a year  older, does double duty at the barn, so his father can help take care of Mrs. Carlson and the trio of babies.  The addition of  the three babies, who were born Saturday, brings the number of children up to ten.  Mr. and Mrs. Carlson, who are still quite  young, have had 11 children, but one, another boy, is dead.  Including the triplets, there are now living, three boys and seven  girls.  The oldest is attending school in Chicago, but all the others are at home.  The Carlson family is probably the largest for  its age in the township, if not in the entire county.—Muskegon Chronicle.

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Article

14 February 1924  Page 5

The stay on this earth of the triplets, born to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Carlson of Fruitland township, on January 12, was of short  duration.  Agnes Dorothy died at the age of only eight days.  Josephine Grace died last Friday, aged 27 days, and Morley  Joseph, on Sunday, aged 29 days.  Mr. and Mrs. Carlson have the sympathy of the entire community in their three-fold loss.

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CARLSON, ELMER F. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 11 May 1928, Page 9

Elmer F. Carlson.  Elmer F. Carlson, 151 W. Summit avenue, died at the family home Thursday morning at 9 o’clock, after an illness of four days.  Mr. Carlson was born on Sept. 16th, 1884, in Fruitland township, where he has spent the greater part of his life.  He was married to Ruth Mallam, in Chicago, on March 16, 1907.  He came to Muskegon Heights in May, 1925.  Mr. Carlson was a member of the Swedish Mission church, of Muskegon.  He had been employed as a carpenter for the Fitzjohn Manufacturing company, for the past four years.  Besides his wife, Mrs. Ruth Carlson, he is survived by two sons, Richard and Albert Carlson of Muskegon Heights; five daughters, Bernice, Florence, Alberta, and Ageda, of Muskegon Heights, and Mildred, of Chicago; two brothers, Gustav Carlson of Muskegon, Peter Carlson, of Fruitland; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Johnson of Muskegon, and Mrs. Anna Shoquist of Chicago.

Page 30

CARLSON—Private Graveside services for Elmer F. Carlson, 151 W. Summit avenue, will be held from Fruitland Cemetery Saturday afternoon, Rev. Nels Nordberg officiating.  Friends will assemble at the family home at 1:30 p. m.  For information call Lee Funeral Home.

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CARLSON, EVA C. MRS. (ERICKSON)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 9 April 1991, Page 5C

CARLSON, MRS. EVA C., Muskegon.  Mrs. Carlson, age 82, died Monday, April 8, 1991.  She was born, Eva Erickson, on August 21, 1908 in Muskegon and married Carl Berrier Carlson on Sept. 26, 1934 and he preceded her in death in 1984.  She was a member of Giles Road Baptist Church.  SURVIVORS:  2 sons, Oscar & wife Mickie Carlson of Holton and Rudy & wife Patricia Carlson of North Muskegon; 2 daughters, Mrs. Clyde (Doris) Walters of North Muskegon & Mrs. James (Nancy) Corliss of Shelby; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 5 sisters, Mrs. Katherine Nelson of NY, Mrs. Hazel Scott of Fremont; Mrs. Clara Gardner, Hilda Erickson & Mrs. Annie Lothschultz all of Muskegon; 2 brothers, Victor & wife Winona and Herman & wife Mary both of Twin Lake; several nieces and nephews.  SERVICE:  Wednesday 1 p.m. at the Giles Road Baptist Church with the Rev. Darrel Storvic officiating.  Interment Fruitland Township Cemetery.  VISITATION:  Today 2-4 & 7-9 at the Clock Funeral Home.  MEMORIAL: Memorial Fund of Giles Road Baptist Church.  —Clock Muskegon

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CARLSON, Henry

Article

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI Friday, November 16, 1927, page 12:3

Boy Auto Thieves Add to Record in Latest Escapade   As automobile thieves, William  Fix, 12 years old, and his brother, August, 9 years old, hold the record here.  The two  Muskegon Heights youths added two more cars to their total yesterday, making four  automobiles and a horse and buggy they have stolen since last Sunday, according to  the officers.  A Ford sedan owned by Earl Eckerman, employed at the Campbell, Wyant  and Cannon factory, was stolen yesterday by the boys.  Then Merle Bright, 198 West  Clay avenue, reported that his Ford coupe was stolen and later abandoned in Muskegon  Heights.  The boys last Sunday stole a horse and buggy owned by Henry Carlson, a  farmer, driving it from St. Mary's church to Muskegon Heights.  On Tuesday they stole  an automobile owned by Clarence W. Mullen, 138 John street.  It was found at  Muskegon Heights.  The same day another car owned by Earl Fordham, employed at  the Brunswick plant, was stolen.  The boys were brought before the juvenile court when  taken into custody a few days ago.  They were released and went back to stealing Fords. 

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CARLSON, IDA ELIS MRS.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 24 March 1948, Page 29

Mrs. Carlson, 77, Lutheran Home Resident, Dies.  Mrs. Ida Elis Carlson, widow of Peter A. Carlson, and a Muskegon county resident many years, died yesterday in the Lutheran home, Grand Rapids, following a long illness.  She was 77 years old.  Mrs. Carlson, who has lived at the Lutheran home in recent years, came to Fruitland township from Sweden in 1892 and spent nearly 50 years there.  She was born in Sweden Nov. 14, 1871.  Mrs. Carlson was married in Muskegon Oct. 14, 1897.  Mr. Carlson died in 1929.  She was a member of the Mission Covenant church of Muskegon.  Mrs. Carlson leaves two brothers and a sister in Sweden.

CARLSON – Services for Mrs. Ida Elis Carlson of the Lutheran home in Grand Rapids, will be held at 2:00 p. m. Thursday at the Clock Chapel, the Rev. Paul Anderson officiating.  Interment in Fruitland cemetery.  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home.

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CARLSON, Kenneth J.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  23 July 2001

CARLSON, MR.  KENNETH  (Husband of Diane)  Fruitland Twp.  Mr. Kenneth Carlson, age 63, passed away Sunday,  July 22, 2001. Arrangements to be announced later. Achterhoff (231) 722-6717 www.heritagefuneralservice.com

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25 July 2001

CARLSON, MR.  KENNETH J.  Fruitland Twp  Mr. Kenneth J. Carlson, age 63, husband of Diane J. Carlson, passed  away at home on Sunday, July 22, 2001. A MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL will be held Thursday, July 26, 2001,  11:00am at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 1110 Dykstra Rd. with Father Robert Hart as celebrant. INTERMENT:  Fruitland Township Cemetery. VISITATION will be held Wednesday, July 25, 2001, at Achterhoff Funeral Home, 1751  Peck St., 7-9pm with the Scripture Service being held at 7:00pm. MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS may be made to  Hospice of Muskegon-Oceana Counties. Achterhoff (231) 722-6717 www.heritagefuneralservice.com

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Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  24 July 2001  Page 3B

Fruitland Township  Mr. Kenneth J. Carlson, age 63, husband of Diane J. Carlson,  passed away at his home on Sunday, July 22, 2001 surrounded by his family and close  friends, Larry and Laverne Nelson, after a courageous battle with cancer.  Ken was born  on August 7, 1937 to Theodore and Ida (Steinhauer) Carlson in Muskegon.  He was  employed at Donnelly Corporation in Holland as a mold maker for nearly 10 years.  Ken  is SURVIVED by his wife, Diane; 4 daughters, Denise Taylor and Bob Warne of Spring  Lake, Cindy (Tom) Thielman of Muskegon, Linda (Chuck) Lerner of Dalzell, SC, and  Sherri Carlson-Harding and John Harding of Whitehall.  Ken was blessed with six  grandchildren, Kenny, Robbie, Lindsay, Jordan, Lauren, and Taylor Rae.  Ken is also  survived by his mother, Ida; 3 sisters, Nancy (Les) Bulthouse, Judy (Russ) Johnson,  Christine (Bob) Grinnell; 1 sister-in-law, Joan Jacoby and many loving nieces and  nephews.  Ken will be greatly missed by his three special companions (dogs), Leisha,  Tuffy, and Slurpy.  Ken’s father, Theodore Carlson, preceded him in death in 1981.  The  family would like to express their thanks and gratitude to Dr. Hikmet Sipahi and staff;  special friend, Lisa, from the Hackley Lab; and to Hospice for their great care and  support during this trying time.  A special thanks goes out to Donnelly Corporation and  its employees for their loving support and kindness throughout Ken’s illness.  A MASS  OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL will be held Thursday, July 26, 2001, 11:00AM at Prince of  Peace Catholic Church, 1110 Dykstra Rd., with Father Robert Hart as celebrant.   INTERMENT: Fruitland Township Cemetery.  VISITATION will be held Wednesday, July  25, 2001, at Achterhoff Funeral Home, 1751 Peck St., 7-9PM with the Scripture Service  being held at 7:00PM.  MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS may be made to Hospice of  Muskegon-Oceana Counties.  —Achterhoff (231) 722-6717  www.heritagefuneralservice.com

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CARLSON, Marion Anna

Birth Notice

Muskegon Chronicle, February 23, 1920

To Mr. & Mrs. G. F. Calson, February 6, a daughter, Marion Anna

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CARLSON, Matilda (Mrs.) Wicklund

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI  Friday, November 7, 1958   Mrs. Carlson, Resident  Here 51 Years, Dies  Mrs. Matilda Carlson, 70, widow of Carl Alfred Carlson died  yesterday at her son’s home after an illness of several months.  She was a native of  Finland.  A resident here, 51 years, she was active at one time in the Ladies Aid, Dorcas  Society and Mission Society of Samuel Lutheran Church.  Mrs. Carlson made her home  with a son, Robert Carlson, 2690 Valk street, during her illness.  The family home is at  996 W. Dale avenue.  She came here in 1907 from Vassa, Finland, where she was born  Feb. 29, 1888.  She and Mr. Carlson, who died in 1954, were married here July 15, 1911.  She leaves two sons, Robert and Ralph, both of Muskegon, three daughters, Mrs. John  Archambeau and Mrs. Warren Jones, both of Muskegon and Miss Betty Carlson at home;  13 grandchildren, a great-granschild and a brother in Finland.

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996 W. Dale  Mrs. Matilda Carlson, age 70, passed away Thursday evening at the home  of her son, Robert Carlson.  The funeral service for Mrs. Carlson will be held Monday  afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Clock Chapel with Rev. Herbert Swanson, S.T.D.  officiating.  Interment will be made in Restlawn Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Clock  Funeral Home.

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CARLSON, MAUDE L. MRS. (IRWIN)

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 16 July 1975, Page 35

CARLSON, MRS. MAUDE L., 1114 Chestnut St.  Mrs. Maude L. Carlson, 78, passed away Tuesday morning.  She was born Oct. 29, 1896 in Ada, Ohio, and moved at an early age to Fruitland Twp. and later to Muskegon where she since resided.  The former Maude Irwin married Charles A. Carlson on Dec. 24, 1928 in Muskegon and he passed away Oct. 12, 1950.  Before her marriage Mrs. Carlson had been register of Probate for 19 years.  She was a charter member of the Central Assembly of God Church since Nov., 1924, and had been Church Secretary and pianist for many years.  She also had taught Sunday School and was Sec.-Treas. of the Poneers of the Church.  Mrs. Carlson had been employed at Quigley’s Draperies until her illness.  She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Raleigh (Furnia Lunette) Bakker of Muskegon; two brothers, Eugene Irwin of E. Lansing and Charles Leonidas Irwin of New Florence, Pa.; four nieces and seven nephews.  Another brother, William Claude Irwin passed away in Chicago in Feb., 1974.  Funeral services for Mrs. Carlson will be held at the Central Assembly of God Church at 1:00 Friday afternoon with Rev. T. Burt Evans officiating.  Interment will be in Fruitland Twp. Cemetery.  For a more lasting memorial, contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of the Church, envelopes for which are available at the Sytsema Funeral Home where friends may call beginning at 7:00 this evening.  —Sytsema

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CARLSON, Maurice “Morry”

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  4  May 1994  Page 5C

CARLSON, MR. MAURICE “MORRY” Picacho, AZ and Rives Junction, MI Formerly of Muskegon

Mr. Maurice “Morry” Carlson, 79, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, May 1, 1994 at the University  Medical Center in Tucson, AZ.  He was born Dec. 29, 1914 in Muskegon Hts., the son of Carl and  Elizabeth Carlson.  Morry worked for the Muskegon Chronicle Advertising Dept. in his early years and  was active in youth work his entire life, working with troubled youth for several years in Muskegon  County.  An early pioneer of Youth for Christ in Muskegon and Holland, Morry served on the Constitution  Committee for Youth for Christ International and also served with the Children’s Bible Hour, where he  became known as “Uncle Morry”, singing with the Four Uncles Quartet.  He worked in Detroit for a  period, serving as Vice President of a division of the Kent Moore Co. and also the Mistelee Co.  During  that time, he served on the Board of Voice of Christian Youth of Detroit.  Morry was an accomplished  musician and recorded two saxophone albums.  He traveled extensively, speaking and ministering in music  and played at the Paladise Sports Arena in Brussels, Belgium for Youth For Christ.  His greatest  accomplishment was the establishing of two ranches for underprivileged children, one in Rives Junction,  MI and one in Picacho, AZ.  Six thousand children are ministered to at Youth Haven Ranches, annually.   Morry was the recipient of the Jefferson Award for outstanding Community Service in Michigan and was  also awarded the Golden Deeds award by the Optimist Club.  He was a member of the Fellows of Spring  Arbor College.  Currently, Morry was serving as Vice President of the Family Life Radio Network, with  stations in Michigan, Arizona and New Mexico and was currently Chairman of the Board of Youth Haven  Ranches.  While in Muskegon, Morry was one of the founders of Gospel Films and was an active member  of Calvary Baptist Church, establishing an active orchestra of youth people there.  He currently was a  regular attendant of Bethel Baptist Church in Jackson, MI and Casa Adobe Baptist Church in Tucson, AZ.   SURVIVORS include his wife, the former Dorothy Paulson; three sons: M. Warren (Wife, Barbara) of N.  Muskegon, Larry J. (Wife, Cheryl) of Rives Junction, MI, Randy L. (Wife, Donna) of Tucson, AZ; 9  grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Kring of Whitehall and several nieces and nephews.   A Celebration of Life Service will be held Sat. at 11 AM at Calvary Baptist Church, 1600 Clinton, with  Mel Johnson and Pastor Bill Rudd, officiating.  Burial will be in Mona View Cemetery.  VISITATION:   Friday, 7-9 PM at the Sytsema Funeral Home 737 Apple Avenue SUGGESTED MEMORIAL:   Scholarship Fund for deserving children at Youth Haven Ranch, Rives Junction, MI and Picacho, AZ.

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CARLSON, MELVIA “GAYLE” MRS.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 23 June 1984, Page 6B

CARLSON, MRS. MELVINA “Gayle”, Route 1, Chase Rd., Montague.  Mrs. Melvina “Gayle” Carlson, age 68, passed away Friday morning at the residence.  She was born July 6, 1915 in Lamoni, IA, and moved from Nebraska to the Muskegon area where she has resided the past 49 years.  She was married to Nels G. Carlson who preceded her in death in Sept. of 1974.  She had been employed as a Sales Clerk at Baker Furniture until retiring in 1976.  She is survived by 1 son, Nels “Vern” (Barb) Carlson of Montague, 3 daughters: Mrs. James (Doreen) Hicks of Muskegon, Mrs. Dennis (Arlene) Scurlock of Battle Creek and Mrs. Wanda Cerchiori of Fountain; 9 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 1 brother and 2 sisters.  Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Monday from the Sytsema Chapel with Rev. James Knol officiating.  Interment will be in Fruitland Twp. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 7 P.M. this evening where they may meet the family 7-9 P.M. and 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Sunday.  Memorial contributions may be made to A.L.S. Foundation.  —Sytsema

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CARLSON, MELVINA “GAYLE” MRS.

Obituary

White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, 3 July 1984, Page A-20

Melvina “Gayle” Carlson.  Mrs. Melvina “Gayle” Carlson, age 68, passed away Friday morning, June 22 at her home.  She was born July 6, 1915 in Lamonia, IA., and moved to the Muskegon area where she has lived for the past 49 years.  She was married to Nels G. Carlson.  He preceded her in death in Sept. 1974.  She had been employed as a sales clerk at Baker Furniture until retiring in 1976.  Mrs. Carlson is survived by one son, Nels “Vern” and Barb Carlson of Montague, three daughters; Mrs. James (Doreen) Hicks of Muskegon, Mrs. Dennis (Arlene) Scurlock of Battle Creek and Mrs. Wanda Cerchiori of Fountain; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother and two sisters.  Services were held June 25 from the Sytsema Chapel with Rev. James Knol officiating.  Interment was in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  Memorials may be given to A.L.S. Foundation.

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CARLSON, NELS G. MR.

Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 25 September 1974, Page 35

CARLSON, MR. NELS G., 2695 Whitehall Rd.  Mr. Nels G. Carlson, age 75, died Tuesday evening at Muskegon General Hospital.  Born in Sweden, he lived in the Muskegon area over 40 years and has been in the United States since 1915.  He married the former Melvina Badham in May of 1935, who survives him.  He was a self-employed blacksmith.  SURVIVORS:  His wife, Melvina Gayle, 1 son, Nels Verne Carlson of Battle Creek, 3 daughters, Mrs. James (Doreen) Hicks, Mrs. Dennis (Arlene) Scurlock, and Mrs. William (Wanda) Cerchiori all of Muskegon, 12 grandchildren, 3 brothers, Ed Carlson of New Mexico, Fred Carlson, of Belding, and Eric Carlson of Kansas, and 1 sister, Mrs. Elsie Odmark of Washington.  SERVICE:  Friday morning at 10 o’clock in the Clock Chapel with the Rev. Roger VanderKolk officiating.  Interment will be made in Fruitland Township Cemetery.  VISITATION:  Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home beginning at 7 o’clock this evening.  —Clock

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CARLSON, PETER August MR.

Obituary

Whitehall Forum, Whitehall, Michigan, 27 June 1929, Page 1

FRUITLAND RESIDENT DEAD.  Peter Carlson, a Fruitland township farmer for nearly 40 years, died suddenly this evening.  He is survived by the widow.  As we go to press funeral arrangements had not been made.

 

4 July 1929, Page 4

PIONEER FRUITLAND RESIDENT PASSES AWAY.  Peter August Carlson was born in Ersbergs Nerike, Sweden, February 23, 1867.  He came to Fruitland with his parents in 1881, where he has since resided and when the Fruitland Mission church was organized in 1889, he became a charter member.  On October 14, 1897, he was united in marriage to Miss Ida Johnson.  He passed away June 27th, at the age of 62 years, 4 months and two days.  He was known as a good faithful Christian and a respected citizen.  Besides his widow, he is survived by a brother, Gust Carlson of Muskegon; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Johnson of Muskegon and Mrs. Albert Shoquist of Chicago; and a host of friends.  Funeral services were held from the home Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock and from the church at 2:00 o’clock, with Rev. S. Nordwall officiating.  Interment was made in the Fruitland cemetery.

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Obituary

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 28 June 1929, Page 2

PETER A. CARLSON OF FRUITLAND DIES.  Whitehall, June 28.—Peter A. Carlson, 62 years old, a resident of Fruitland township for 40 years, died Thursday at his home.  He is survived by the widow; one brother, Gust Carlson of Muskegon; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Johnson of Muskegon and Mrs. Albert Shoquist of Chicago.  Mr. and Mrs. Carlson were married in 1897.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday in the Swedish Mission church in Fruitland township, Rev. S. Nordwall officiating, and burial will be in the Fruitland cemetery.

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CARLSON—Peter A. Carlson, 62 years old, died Thursday evening in his home in Fruitland township.  He is survived by the widow; one brother, Gust Carlson of Muskegon, and two sisters, Mrs. Fred Johnson of Muskegon and Mrs. Albert Shoquist of Chicago.  Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. in the Swedish Mission church in Fruitland township and interment will be in the Fruitland cemetery.  Inquiries may be made at the Gee Funeral Home, Whitehall.

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CARLSON, Ruth (Mrs.) Mallam

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Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 28 August 1968, Page 40

Mrs. Carlson Dies at Age 82 - Mrs. Ruth Carlson, 82, of 151 W. Summit Ave., Muskegon Heights, died at Hackley Hospital Tuesday after an illness of two months.  Born Aug. 10, 1886, in Chicago, Mrs. Carlson came to Muskegon in 1913.  The former Ruth Mallam was married to Elmer F. Carlson in Chicago March 16, 1907.  Mr. Carlson died in 1928.  She is survived by two sons: Richard Carlson of Yountville, Calif., and Albert Carlson of Spring Lake; four daughters, Mrs. John Essenberg of Muskegon, Mrs. Harold Westbrook and Mrs. Raymond Starr of Montague, and Mrs. James West of Joliet, Ill.; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

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CARLSON, MRS. RUTH 151 W. Summit Ave.

The funeral service for Mrs. Ruth Carlson will be held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Lee Funeral Home, the Rev. Floyd Fitch officiating.   Mrs. Carlson will be laid to rest in Fruitland Twp. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Lee Funeral Home.—Lee. 

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CARLSON, Walter

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Muskegon Chronicle  Muskegon, Michigan  2 May 1905  Page 5

DIED.  CARLSONWalter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gust Carlson, of Dalton, died Sunday  night of pneumonia.  He was six months old.  The funeral was held today at 1 o’clock at  the residence.

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