Eugene Carlson Birthday


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Posted Online: April 18, 2013, 8:46 am
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Eugene "Gene" Carlson, Andover, will celebrate his 90th birthday on April 23, 2013, with a card shower. Cards may be mailed to him at Illini Restorative Care Center, Room 151, 1455 Hospital Road, Silvis, IL 61282,
Mr. Carlson was born April 23, 1923, in Matherville, the son of H.B. and Opal Carlson.
He graduated from Orion High School and was a Naval pilot in the Pacific for 67 combat missions during World War II. He married Olive Belle Carlson on May 26, 1946, in Cambridge. She died Oct. 29, 2009.
The couple operated Carlson's grocery in Andover for 27 years. Mr. Carlson was the Andover Postmaster for 39 years, retiring in 1987. He was honored as the Postmaster of the Year in Illinois in 1982. He is a member of Augustana Lutheran Church, Andover.
His children are Judy (Bob) Meirhaeghe, Orion; Roger (Nancy) Carlson, Osco; and Michael Carlson, O'Fallon, Mo. He has six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.












 



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