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Walter Gilbert Fredrick "Swede" Carlson
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Birth: Jan. 11, 1915
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
Death: Apr. 11, 2008
Knox County
Missouri, USA

PEORIA - Walter Gilbert Fredrick "Swede" Carlson of Novelty, Mo., formerly of Peoria, passed away Monday, April 21, 2008, at the Knox County Nursing Home at 93 years of age.

He was born Jan. 11, 1915, in Peoria, Ill., the son of Elmer and Elfreda Nelson Carlson. His mother died when he was 2, and he was taken care of by older sisters until he was 8. He then went to live with the [Alvin & Clara] Gronewold family, where he stayed until he was 21 years old.

In 1939, he married Ida Reynolds, and to this union one daughter was born. On April 25, 1980, in Edina, Mo., he was united in marriage to Patricia Spencer Begner and gained two stepchildren.

Swede was inducted into the Army in 1943. He received the Purple Heart and Silver Star during his service. He was discharged in December of 1945.

He was employed in several jobs, the main one being in charge of migrant labor at Princeville Canning Company, but last working in Minnesota at an automotive service company.

He moved to Novelty, Mo., in 1980.

Surviving are his wife, Pat Carlson of Novelty, Mo.; one daughter, Vicky Hill and husband John of Lake Villa, Ill.; stepdaughter, Linda Burns and husband Doug of Beverly, W.Va.; a stepson, David Begner and wife Debbie of Galesburg, Ill.; six stepgrandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; a sister, Velma Ritter of Chillicothe, Ill.; a sister-in-law, Verlys Carlson of Morton, Ill.; the Gronewold sisters and brothers; nieces and nephews; in-laws; and friends.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, April 25, 2008, at the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, Mo. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. today, April 24, 2008, at the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, Mo. Burial with full military honors will be held in the Locust Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Northeast Missouri or Novelty Senior Center.

Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, MO 63537.

Published April 24, 2008 in:
Galesburg Register-Mail
Peoria Journal Star
Mankato Free Press 
Family links: 
  Ida E Reynolds Carlson Stroman (1918 - 1999)
  Patricia Frances Spencer Carlson (1928 - 2015)*
*Calculated relationship
Locust Hill Cemetery
Locust Hill
Knox County
Missouri, USA
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Originally Created by: John Melton
Record added: Apr 25, 2008
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Walter Gilbert Fredrick Swede Carlson
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Walter Gilbert Fredrick Swede Carlson
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Walter Gilbert Fredrick Swede Carlson
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