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Eugene M. Carlson

December 31, 1969 February 25, 2012
Eugene M. Carlson
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Obituary for Eugene M. Carlson

Eugene M. Carlson a resident of Oak Park for over 40 years passed away at home on February 25, 2012. Mr. Carlson was born in Peoria IL on December 8, 1934 to the late Martin L. and Lillian J. Carlson. He graduated from Peoria High School (the oldest public high school in Illinois) in 1953. He received his B.A. in History from Bradley University in 1958. Mr. Carlson worked in the accounting field for many years, most recently for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in Chicago, Illinois, retiring in 2005. Mr. Carlson had a deep bass singing voice and loved to sing, he was a member of various chorale groups including, Normennenes Singing Society, Chicago Swedish Glee Club, Oak Park Concert Chorale, Oak Park and River Forest Symphony Chorus, and the Mac Dowell Artists Association. His love of singing coincided with his love of travel and took him to Europe with the various singing groups from time to time. Mr. Carlson was a long time member of Grace Lutheran Church in River Forest. He is survived by his wife of 44 years Barbara J. Carlson and his siblings: Evelyn (the late Lloyd) McCormick, of Washington, IL, Ellen (John) Welk, of Addison, IL and Marilyn Carlson, of Washington, IL; his was the fond uncle and great-uncle of many. Memorial visitation Saturday March 3 from 10 a.m. until time of Service 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 Division St., River Forest, IL 60305. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Grace Lutheran Church are appreciated.

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