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William Foster "Bill" Carlson
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Birth: May 3, 1946
Sioux Falls
Minnehaha County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Nov. 11, 2008
Sioux Falls
Minnehaha County
South Dakota, USA

Services were held Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008 at Trinity Lutheran Church for William "Bill" Carlson who died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008 at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls. He was 62 years old.

William Foster Carlson was born May 3, 1946 in Sioux Falls, the son of Gustave and Anna Elizabeth "Annabeth" (Foster) Carlson. The family moved to Phoenix, AZ and Miami, FL, returning to Sioux Falls when he was nine years old. He graduated from Washington High School in 1965. He then attended Augustana College, USD and Nettleton College and received a degree in Geography from SDSU in 1988.

On Sept. 2, 1977 Bill was united in marriage to Bette Peters at Trinity Lutheran Church in Tea.

They moved to St. Louis, Missouri in 1988 where he was employed as a cartographer for the Department of Defense, National Geospacital Agency for 20 years until his retirement in August of 2008.

He was an active and faithful member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Louis where he was involved in music and was a minister's assistant and a communion assistant. Bill was an avid bicyclist, a member of the League of American Bicyclist and a League Cycling Instructor. He also was an avid historian of the Civil War and in the 1990's was a Civil War reenactor.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Bette; his "fuzzy son", Buddy; two sisters: Elizabeth "Betsy" Carlson of Sioux Falls and Jean Carlson of Yankton; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Catherine and Harley Kuper of Sioux Falls, Alfred and Eunice Peters of Lennox and Roger Peters of Sioux Falls; plus a host of family and friends in South Dakota, Missouri and Oregon.
 
 
Burial:
Lennox Cemetery
Lennox
Lincoln County
South Dakota, USA
 
Created by: Gene Hammerstrom
Record added: Nov 20, 2008
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