Saturday, December 21, 2013

Karl W. Karlson Jr.

Wilmette, IL -- Karl W. Karlson Jr., age 89, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2013, at Sunrise Senior Living, Wilmette, Illinois. Karl was born in Racine on June 30, 1924, son of the late Karl W. and Florence (Nee: Peterson) Karlson.

Karl was a graduate of Washington Park High School “Class of 1942” and received a Bachelor's Degree in business from UW-Madison. During World War II he proudly served in the United States Army in the European Theatre.

On October 15, 1960, at The Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago he was united in marriage to Donna A. Miller. He was a member of Christ Church United Methodist. Karl was employed as an accountant in Racine by the State of Wisconsin, retiring in 1985. He then relocated to Asheville, North Carolina, until 1998 when he and his wife moved back to Lake Forest to be closer to their family and grandchildren. He will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his two sons, Thomas (Elizabeth) Karlson of Riverwood, IL, Bruce (Vanja) Karlson of Park Ridge, IL; his grandchildren, Emma, Hannah and Caroline Karlson, Paige Karlson; brother-in-law, Donald Miller of Nanticoke, PA; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Ralph, Robert; sisters, Ruth Green, Dorothy Appleton; and nephew, John Green.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 27, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Christ Church United Methodist, 5109 Washington Ave., with Rev. Patrick Schultz officiating. Interment with Full Military Honors will follow at Graceland Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Ave., 17th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601 have been suggested.

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