Corp. Gustaf E. "Gus" Carlson, World War II veteran, United States Army, and lifelong resident of Stoughton, passed away at home surrounded by his loving wife of 53 years and children, Oct. 1, 2013. He was 85 years old and the beloved husband of Virginia (Hood) Carlson. He is survived by his children, Eric R. Rick Carlson and his wife Anne of Wareham, Steven G. Carlson of Falmouth and Scott D. Carlson of Stoughton. Other survivors include his grandchildren, Cassie Carlson, Jessica Carlson, Cory-Lynn Carlson, Leah Carlson, Robert Carlson, Steven Carlson Jr., Stephen Harrison, Scott Harrison; his loving sister, Aina M. (Carlson) McMann of Stoughton; and his daughter-in-law, Jill Carlson. Born May 31, 1928, in Stoughton, he was a son to the late Gustaf W. Carlson and Anna C. (Ericson) Carlson. He attended Stoughton Public Schools and was a 1943 graduate of Stoughton High School. He also attended Northeastern University and received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering. He was employed as an electrical salesman for several Massachusetts electrical companies for most of his working life. He was also employed as a volunteer firefighter for the town of Stoughton for over 10 years. Mr. Carlson proudly served his country and was honorably discharged from the United States Army in 1948. He had the distinction of being a selected member of the Company B , 3rd Battalion which was chosen on several occasions to be one of the model companies in military service. Guss hobbies included a true passion for the sport of golf, gardening and cooking with his grandchildren. He was also an avid sports fan. He was involved with Cub Scouts and was also a former coach in STOYAC and Stoughton Little League. Brother Carlson was a fifty-year medal recipient and a Master Mason of both the Rising Star Lodge A.F. & A.M. and Mount Zion Royal Arch Chapter. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Visiting hours will be held Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, from 4-8 p.m. in the Sheehan, Lowe & Powers Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 115 Monk Street, Stoughton. A Masonic funeral ritual will be held at 7:30 p.m. His funeral service will be held Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at 11 a.m. from the Sheehan, Lowe & Powers Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 115 Monk Street, Stoughton. The Rev. Gordon Postill, officiating. All are welcome to attend. Burial with military honors will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Stoughton. To send online condolences, please visit www.sheehanfuneralhome.com. Sheehan Funeral Home & Cremation Services Lowe & Powers, Inc. Since 1860 781-344-2061
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Published in The Enterprise on Oct. 3, 2013