Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Donald R. Carlson

Donald R. Carlson passed away on December 7, 2010.

He was born to Roy A. and Sylvia H. Carlson on April 15, 1931. He graduated from Washington Park High School in Racine in June 1949, and served three years in the U.S. Army including Japan and Korea. Upon discharge, he graduated from UW-Madison, majoring in Accounting. He worked in Public Accounting and had an office in Oconomowoc until retirement.

He helped raise six children -- Kathleen (James) Krueck, Elizabeth, Donald Patrick, Theresa, Bernadette (Carey) Chapman and Constance. He was very proud of them as they worked hard to get through college and get their degrees. His first wife was Patricia G. Needham; they were married in January 1956 and divorced in December 2005.

Our father's health declined his last year of life. He wrote this obituary four days before his death. He is survived by five daughters and seven grandchildren.

Memorial services for Donald will be held at Wilson Funeral Home on Saturday, December 11, 2010, at 7 p.m. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until the time of service. Inurnment will take place at Graceland Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are appreciated.

Wilson Funeral Home
1212 Lathrop Ave., Racine  262-634-3361

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