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Carl Edward Carlson
1928 - 2023

Carl Edward Carlson, 94, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 22, 2023, surrounded by family at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center.  He was a retired service manager, working for Sid Bacon Motor Co. for 40 plus years and also was assistant service manager at Wallace Chevrolet.

Carl was born on March 25, 1928, in McPherson, KS, the son of Carl Alvin and Ruth Irene (Yowell) Carlson.  He attended the McPherson schools and then served in the United States Navy at the end of WWII.  On September 16, 1950, Carl was united in marriage to Veola “Vi” Mae Mills at Trinity Lutheran Church, McPherson. This union was blessed with two children, Randy and Teresa.

He was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Survivors include: his loving wife of 72 years, Vi of the home; a son, Randy (Renee) Carlson of McPherson, KS; son-in-law, Don (Connie) Koehn of Canton, KS; half-sister, Carla Ann Wolf of Salisbury, MD; half-brother, Marion (Teri) Carlson of Winter Haven, FL; five grandchildren, Ryan (Crystal) Carlson, Rachelle (Josh) McAlexander, Rustin (Clare) Carlson, Cody (Michele) Koehn, and Nick (Alicia) Koehn; eight great-grandchildren; and many extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; step-mother, Kathryn Carlson; a daughter, Teresa Koehn; brother, Robert (Betty) Carlson; half-brother, Clarence Carlson; step-brother, Daryl Hanson; step-sisters, Jetty Chaney and Juanita Beal.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sunday, January 29, 2023, at Stockham Family Funeral Home.  The funeral service with Military Honors will be held at 10:30 AM, Monday, January 30, at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Tim Leaf officiating.  Burial will follow at McPherson Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.

Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.stockhamfamily.com.


Stockham Family Funeral Home
205 N. Chestnut St.
McPherson, KS 67460


Trinity Lutheran Church
119 N. Elm Street
McPherson, KS 67460