Joseph Carlson, age 91 of Caledonia, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, February 10, 2018.
He was born on April 27, 1926 to Joseph Oscar Carlson and Mary Green in Grand Rapids, MI.
He was preceded in death by his father, mother, wife Mary E. (Garvin), his wife of 69 years, brother Robert and sister Elin.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy aboard the liberty ship U.S.S. Sculptor during WWII (1944-5) in the South Pacific.
He was owner of Joe Carlson Well Drilling, Inc. for many years.
Left to celebrate his life are his loving family, daughters Susan (Roger) Cooke, Nancy Carlson; 4 grandchildren, Erica (Dan) Boon, Derek (Tina) Schultz, Joe Cooke, Sarah Cooke; 4 great grandchildren, Jordan Boon, Hannah (Samuel) Goicea, Taylor Schultz, Sam Schultz; 1 great, great grandchild, Carson Boon. Sister-in-law, Pattymae Carlson, brothers-in-law Philip (Ann) and Paul Garvin. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered for his love for his family, love for hunting in Northern Michigan, fishing at Leland and Ludington, his hard work ethic which he instilled in his family.
“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His Saints”, Psalm 116:15.
He was a 70+ year member of Alaska Baptist Church, 7240 68th St SE, Caledonia, 49316, where his funeral visitation services will be held on Friday, February 16, 4:30p-6:30p with the funeral service at 7:00p. Rev.
Brian Harrison officiating. Interment Alaska Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Spectrum Health Hospice and Palliative Care, 100 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.