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Gerald R. Carlson

Published June 30,2016

Obituary's Biography:

Gerald R. Carlson, age 80, of Round Lake, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at his home.  He was born June 8, 1936 in Chicago to Harry and Alice (nee Wayner) Carlson.  He was an avid Cubs fan and loved Christmas.  He was retired from the US Government—SSA.  He was also co-owner, president of Heritage Trail Mall, Wilmette.  Gerald was a Fenwick High School, class of 1954 and 1958 graduate of University of Illinois.  He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joan Christel-Carlson, whom he married on August 28, 1965 in Manitowoc, WI; his children, Lisa (Ted) Chrisopoulos, Kirsten Carlson of Chicago, and Gregory Carlson of Beijing, China; grandchildren, Quincie Carlson and Bodie Gerald Carlson, both of Chicago; and his sister-in-law, Catherine-Kay Carlson of The Villages, FL. He was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, Norman and Harry.  A memorial service is pending and will be held at Joan and Gerry’s home. For service information, please call a family member. Memorials may be made to Fenwick High School Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E Belvidere Rd, Grayslake, IL 60030. For informaton 847-223-8122 or www.strangfuneral.org.

One reply on “Gerald R. Carlson”

  1. Dear Joan ;
    Gerry and I were close friends for all four years at Fenwick. Perhaps you remember meeting me at the 50th reunion. He,bob allison, frank larabee and I played poker, went to dances, drank some beer, and palled around together.
    I feel I’ve lost a great friend and my youth at the same time.

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