Mr. Arthur C. Carlson

Mr. Arthur C. Carlson, 100, formerly of St. Joseph, MI, passed away Friday, May 3, 2013, at Piedmont Newnan Hospital in Newnan, GA.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at noon Saturday, May 11 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI, with Rev. Eric Thorsen officiating and Military Honors conducted by the North Berrien Military Rites Team. Burial will be held at a later date at Riverview Cemetery in St. Joseph. 

Friends may visit from 11 a.m. until noon Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Post 1137. Those wishing to sign Arthur’s guestbook may do so online at www.starks-menchinger.com .

Arthur was born Nov. 4, 1912, in Clayton, WA, to Albin & Freda (Carlson) Carlson. He graduated from Big Rapids High School in 1931. On June 13, 1937, he married Geneva Johnson in Newaygo, MI. In 1944 he enlisted in the United States Army where he proudly served his country in WWII, Patton’s 3rd Army, 87th Infantry Division, receiving a Purple Heart Medal on Feb. 2, 1945. He retired from Whirlpool after 32 years as an assembly worker. Arthur was a member of the VFW Post 1137 since 1963. He enjoyed fishing, Lake Michigan and going down to the pier.

Arthur is survived by his son, Richard (Dee) Carlson, Newnan, GA; granddaughters, Dianne (Rick) Durand, Holden, MA, Lisa Stewart, Nashville, TN, Suzanne (Christopher) Decatur, Shrewsbury, MA, and Amy (Mike) Murphy, Ackworth, GA; great-grandchildren, Hunter Stewart, Kelsey Stewart, Samantha Durand, Hanna Durand, Ella Stewart, Sophie Stewart; and step-great-grandchildren, Sierra and Bailey Decatur and Erin Murphy; cousin, Shirley Johnson, St. Joseph, MI; and sisters-in-law, Eva Carlson and Wilma Johnson.

Arthur was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva; brother, Clyde Carlson; and sisters, Thelma Watt and Mabel Atkins.


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