Mr. Raymond A. F. Carlson

79, of Rio, IL, died at 12:40 PM Monday September 24, 2001 at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Knoxville, IL.

He was born on April 6, 1922 in Abingdon IL to Albert and Ann (Carlson) Carlson. He married Ethel L. Heck in Lawton OK on February 26, 1955.

He is survived by three sons, Arne (and Laura) Carlson of Oneida, IL, Ernest "Ronne" Carlson and Rex (and Tanya) Carlson, both of Galesburg, IL; a daughter, Joyce (and Kenneth) White of Mariemont, OH; a brother, Roy D. Carlson of Altona, IL; a sister, Shirley Schrodt of Galesburg, IL; six grandchildren and a great grandson. Two sisters preceded him in death.

He farmed in the Oneida and Woodhull areas his entire life, retiring in 1993. He was a graduate of Oneida (IL) High School and a member of the Knox County Farm Bureau. He was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church in Henderson Grove IL.

His funeral will be 1:30 PM Friday September 28, 2001 at Messiah Lutheran Church with Rev. Kurt Carlsen officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Galesburg. Visitation will be from 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Thursday September 27, 2001 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Memorials may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church.

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