Bertil Carlson

Friday, January 9, 2009
Bertil Carlson

Memorial services for Mr. Bertil Carlson, 92 of Spencer will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. C. Peter Maisenbach will officiate the service.

There will be no visitation.

Interment will take place at 11 a.m., Saturday prior to the service at Fairfield Cemetery in Albert City.

Bertil passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009 at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer.

Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Northwest Iowa, Trinity Lutheran Church or St. Luke Lutheran Home.

Carl "Bertil" Carlson was born Nov. 6, 1916 in Boxholm, to Carl F. and Hulda (Malmquist) Carlson. The Carlson family lived and farmed in the Boxholm area, and DeRidder, La. Bertil attended school in Boxholm and DeRidder and graduated from Boxholm High School. He and Marian Larson met while on a train going to a Luther League Convention, in Rockford, Ill. They married a few years later in Dec. 21, 1943 in the Lutheran Church in Albert City.

Bertil and Marian farmed in the Albert City area until 1960, when they sold the farm equipment and Bertil went to work for Ed Sunholm at Superior Manufacturing. They moved to Spencer in 1968, and Bertil continued to work at Superior/Witco Manufacturing for 22 years. After retirement, Bertil and Marian owned and operated the Spencer Cab, and he enjoyed driving for 10 years. Bertil has been an active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church for over 40 years. Bertil was a member of the Lions Cub for 25 years, and a more recent member of the Golden K's. The Carlson's moved to the Highlands in 1991, where they lived for over 18 years. Due to failing health, Bertil moved to St. Luke Lutheran Home.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Julia Newbury; and a granddaughter, Misty Dawn Carlson.

Bertil is survived by his wife, Marian of 65 years, residing at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer; his son, Larry Carlson and his wife, Sue of Welcome, Minn.; daughter, Gloria Tipton and husband Tim of Pearland, Texas; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; three sisters-in-law; and two brothers-in-law.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.