|Birth: ||Mar. 13, 1945|
|Death: ||May 6, 2013|
Steven Bruce Carlson, age 68, of Bigfork, MT, went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 6, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Steve was born on March 13, 1945 in Red Wing, Minnesota to Norman and Phyllis Carlson. He attended Grand View College in Des Moines, IA and graduated from the University of Northern Iowa where he majored in education. Steve taught Industrial Technology for 33 years. Upon retirement, he moved to Montana to the land of lakes, undisturbed wilderness and the beauty of the mountains that called to his heart.
Steve was a caring, spiritual and extremely talented individual. He never knew a stranger. His easy way with people, his sense of humor and his giving nature has won him many friends. Steve enjoyed traveling, hunting, telling a good story, and solving problems. His greatest loves were his wife, his children and their families, playing basketball and showing God's love by example.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Julie, brother, Ken Carlson and wife, Sally of Kenton, OH, sister, Sue Dahlstrom of Mason City, IA, daughter Kimberly Austin and husband Kim of Moreno Valley, CA, son Curtis Carlson and wife Raquel of Riverside, CA as well as 4 grandsons and nieces and nephews. Steve was devoted to his family and he will be missed by all.
Visitation will be held at Johnson Gloschat Funeral Home, 525 Main Street, Kalispell, MT on Monday, May 13th, 2013 from 4 to 7 PM with the Rosary to begin at 7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Blessed Pope John Paul II Catholic Church on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 at 10 AM with a luncheon to follow.
A memorial service will also be held on Thursday, June 20th, 2013 at 1:30 PM at St. Ambrose Cathedral, 607 High Street, Des Moines, IA with a luncheon to follow.
--Photo and Obituary courtesy of Johnson-Gloschat Funeral Home, Kalispell, MT
Phyllis Ragna Nelson Carlson (1920 - 2010)
Created by: Wayne Diercks
Record added: May 13, 2013
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