Mr. Carlson, of Keizer, died Friday, Oct. 22, 2010. He was 88.

Born Sept. 2, 1920, in Stillwater, Minn., he grew up on a dairy farm and served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. While stationed in San Francisco, he met Patricia Tickle, and the two married in June of 1951. He worked as a machinist in the Salem area since 1958, and retired from Salem Equipment.

He enjoyed gardening, attending church and spending time with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Gertrude Carlson; and his wife. Survivors include: his sisters, Mary Carlson and Evelyn Rydeen; children, Mark Carlson and Christina Myers; grandchildren, Zachary and Sarah Myers; his brother-in-law; George; and nephews, Bruce, Ken and Doug.

The family wishes to thank Sherwood Park Care Center for their care.

Memorial services are set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1998 Lansing Avenue NE.

Arrangements by Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.