Life Story / Obituary
Donald Edward Carlson, Age 72, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, December 14, 2023. He was born on January 21, 1951, son of the late Charles and Betty (Nee: Steberl) Carlson.
Don graduated from Park High School “Class of 1969”. From November 1971 until December 1973 Don proudly served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. In 1978 he was united in marriage to Lucy Arnes. Over the years Don attended Gateway Technical College and graduated with an Associate Degree in Electronics in December 1996.
Don was employed by Racine Railroad Products for 40 years before retiring in 2016. He was a member of Racine Bible Church. He sang with the Dairy Statesman for 15 years. He enjoyed many activities and hobbies over the years including racquetball, softball, woodworking, singing, reading, working with stained glass, and cooking after he retired. Above all, Don treasured time spent with his family. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and he will be deeply missed.
Surviving are his wife, Lucy; daughters Michelle (Thomas) Rouse and Rachael (Timothy) Miles; grandchildren Kaitlynn, Tommy, Jacquie and Jayda Rouse. He is also survived by his brother and best friend Bob (Kristine) Carlson, sisters Kathy Blomberg and Sharon (William) Schroeder); and sister-in-law Lisa Carlson; nephews, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother William Carlson and brother-in-law William Blomberg.
A memorial service will be held at Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home, Tuesday December 19,. 2023 at 5:00 pm with Spencer DeBurgh officiating. Relatives and friends may meet with the family prior to the service from 3-5 pm. A reception will immediately follow. Private interment with full military honors will be held at a different time.
Memorials to Our Harmony Club, Inc. are suggested. Our Harmony Club offers respite care to caregivers by offering alternative care for their loved one. Don thoroughly enjoyed attending.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Aurora Medical Hospital, Mount Pleasant for their compassionate care given to Don and family during his last days.