Raymond D. Carlson, 82 of Galesburg, IL, formerly of Woodhull, died Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Cottage Hospital in Galesburg. Services are 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home in Woodhull. Burial is in the Grace Lutheran Cemetery in Ophiem. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be left to Bethany Baptist Church in Galesburg. Online condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknox.com.
He was born November 2, 1933 in Streator, Illinois to Paul and Chrystal Samuelson Carlson. He graduated from AlWood High School in 1951. On July 22, 1956 he was united in marriage to Barbara Dunn in Galesburg.
He was a U.S. Army veteran from 1955-1957.
Raymond was a partner in the H.L.R. Construction Company in Woodhull, Illinois, retiring in 2002. They moved to Galesburg in 2014.
He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Galesburg. Raymond enjoyed hobby farming, antique tractors, reading and especially being with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara; three sons, Steve (Cheryl) Carlson of Watertown, WI; Scott (Laurie) Carlson of Peoria, IL; Troy (Sara) Carlson of Williams, AZ; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two sisters, Maxine (Larry) McKinley of Cambridge, IL; Norma (John) Ingram of Strawberry, AR; five brothers, Lloyd (Joanne) Carlson; Harry (Donna) Carlson, all of Woodhull, IL; Harvey (Barb) Carlson and Wesley (Sandy) Carlson, all of Lynne Center, IL; Robert (Glenda) Carlson of Oswego, IL; several nieces and nephews.
His parents, one brother, Ralph preceeded him in death.
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Saturday, April 9th, 2016, 10:00am, Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home Woodhull
Grace Lutheran Cemetery