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Clifford Alex Carlson
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Birth: Sep. 27, 1924
Iron River
Iron County
Michigan, USA
Death: Apr. 9, 1989
Marquette County
Michigan, USA

HEADSTONE with Sonja. Says US Merchant Marine.

OBITUARY Iron River Reporter April 12 1989 "Obituaries: Clifford Carlson"
IRON RIVER-Clifford Carlson, 64, of 1030 W. Minckler St., died April 9 at Marquette General Hospital.
Mr. Carlson was born Sept. 27, 1924 in Iron River and graduated from Iron River High School in 1942. He first worked for the U.S. Forest Service in the fire watch towers and then in freighter shipyards prior to joining the Merchant Marines. At the age of 29, he was the youngest person in the United States to be commissioned a shipmaster in the Merchant Marines. In 1971 he married the former Sonja Werdich of Czechoslavakia and she preceded him in death on April 6, 1976. In 1982 he retired as shipmaster of the S.S. Tamara Guilden and then returned to Iron River. He was an avid outdoorsman, naturalist and conservationist. He was a member of the Iron County Historical Society and the Iron County Community Concert Association.
He is survived by his mother, Mabel Carlson of Iron River; a sister, Lorraine Meinhardt of Iron River; a niece and a nephew. He was also preceded in death by his father, Alex Carlson in 1967, and two brothers, Walter and Theron Carlson.
Visitation was held Tuesday, April 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brooks-Langenberg Funeral Home in Iron River.
Services will be held Wednesday, April 12 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Clayton Parcels, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials can be made to the Iron County Museum.

OBITUARY of Walter Carlson 1946 says Clifford of the Merchant Marine in New York is his brother.

OBITUARY of Theron Carlson 1940 says Clifford is his brother.

INFORMATION FROM WAYNE OHLSSON at says married Sonja Werdich Sep 2 1971 in Las Vegas.
 (bio by: Dale Safford) 
Family links: 
  Alex Carlson (1890 - 1967)
  Mabel Agnes Oss Carlson (1905 - 1997)
  Sonja Werdich Carlson (1932 - 1976)
  Clifford Alex Carlson (1924 - 1989)
  Theron Dale Carlson (1926 - 1940)*
  Walter Howard Carlson (1929 - 1946)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: wife Sonja Werdich
Resthaven Cemetery
Iron River
Iron County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Section 17 Lot 13
Created by: Jane Lapp
Record added: Jun 22, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14676931
Clifford Alex Carlson
Added by: Dale Safford
Clifford Alex Carlson
Added by: Dale Safford
Clifford Alex Carlson
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