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Arnold B. Carlson

Modified: Tuesday, Feb 19th, 2013


Arnold B. Carlson


Arnold B. Carlson (Arnie) of Depoe Bay, Oregon passed away on February 18, 2013 at home.

Arnie was born in Elmhurst, Illinois December 27, 1922 to Gustaf and Bertha Carlson. His only brother, Elmer, preceded him in death.

Arnie was married to Eleanor Fellows on July 3, 1943 for 58 years. She passed away in 2001. They had a daughter, Susan and son-in-law David Pietz of Browns Valley, CA; a son Richard and daughter-in-law Patti Gardner of Eau Claire, WI; a daughter Candy Wolf of Roseville, CA. Arnie had eight grandchildren: Erik, Ian, Erin (Bates) Pietz; Kim and Kurt Carlson; Michael, Jenny, and Sean Wolf. Arnie also had 16 great grandchildren.

During the early years of WWII Arnie was classified essential because of his job, but later decided to join the Air Force. During the Battle of the Bulge Arnie was transferred to the Infantry and served in Germany.

Arnie was a sales engineer and then a VP of Sales at Columbia Tool Steel Co.

Arnie and Eleanor lived in Elmhurst and Timber Trails, Illinois until 1978. They moved to Mission Viejo and then they moved to Depoe Bay in 1989 when Arnie retired.

Arnie was an avid golfer. He also enjoyed fishing. Arnie was a great volunteer at Newport Hospital, Hospice, Prostrate Cancer Support Group, Little Whale Cove Homeowner’s Association, and especially at the First Presbyterian Church of Newport. He was always helping others.

Celebration of life will be held at Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 2:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 227 NE 12th Street, Newport, Oregon. Following the service, please join the family in Geneva Hall for a reception.

Donations in memory of Arnie may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Newport, Oregon.

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