Edward William Carlson

2014-07-15T00:00:00Z Edward William Carlson The Billings Gazette
July 15, 2014 12:00 am

My beloved husband died on July 14, 2014, after a long struggle with Lewy Body dementia.

Eddie was born on July 28, 1923, to Anna and Axel Carlson. He grew up in Edgar. At the age of 18, he joined the Navy and served his country during World War II, from 1942 to 1946, on the Aleutian Island Attu and on the carrier USS Saidor in the South Pacific.

Eddie married Glory Jean “Jackie” Horst on Feb. 7, 1948. Their only child, their precious daughter, Debra, was born on Feb. 17, 1951. Edward was again called to serve his country during the Korean War from 1950 to 1952. He studied industrial arts for two years at Rocky Mountain College. In 1966, he went to work for School District #2, retiring in 1986 as Carpenter and Hardware Foreman. Eddie loved his family, fishing at Wade Lake, camping, the soil and working with wood.

Surviving are his wife; his faithful miniature schnauzer, Maggie; numerous nieces and nephews; special nephew Ron Carlson (Linda); and special friend Bonnie Clausen.

Preceding him in death were his beloved daughter Debra in 2005; his mom and dad; brothers, Baby Arthur, Gernard, Harry, Chester and half-brother Larry.

Thanks to the staff at Billings Health & Rehabilitation Community (Pearl Care Unit) for the kind and loving care they gave to my husband during the many and difficult phases of Lewy Body dementia that Ed endured.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at Rockvale Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary is assisting with the arrangements. Condolences may be made online at www.michelottisawyers.com.

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