Marvin O. Carlson
Hillsboro - Marvin O. Carlson, 90, Hillsboro, passed away at the Ben Hur Health & Rehabilitation Center, Crawfordsville, on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at 2:22 a.m. He had been in failing health for the past 6 months.
Marvin was born in Attica, Indiana, on May 3, 1924. He was the son of the late Oscar and Minnie (Peterson) Carlson. He was raised in Attica, graduating from Attica High School in 1943. He later moved to Hillsboro where he has lived since 1959.
Marvin owned and operated the Hillsboro Hardware for over 50 years.
He also was a partner and helped build the Shawnee Lanes in Attica with Ralph and Wilbur Swanson. He retired from the Hardware Store and the Bowling Alley in 1988.
Marvin had attended the Attica Lutheran Church and United Methodist Church in Attica. He was a member of the Hillsboro United Methodist Church. He was a member and Past Commander of the American Legion Post # 188 of Hillsboro and recently combined with the Veedersburg American Legion Post # 288. Marvin enjoyed sports and was an avid golfer, where he scored 4 "holes-in-one". He also was an avid bowler and bowled on leagues at Shawnee Lanes. He also enjoyed playing euchre and you could find him on Monday evening at the Chatterbox in Hillsboro playing euchre with the local residents. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge # 2596 and V.F.W. Post # 3318 of Attica.
Marvin served during WW II in the U.S. Army and saw action in the European Theater in France and served in campaigns at Omaha Beach.
Marvin married Wilma Ellen Pearson on March 23, 1946 in Attica.
Marvin leaves behind his wife, Wilma of 68 years. His children, David Ernest (Janet) Carlson, Lafayette; Daniel Lee (Kathy) Carlson, Hillsboro; Donald Marvin (Marla) Carlson, Crawfordsville and Donna Ellen (Roger) Snider, Hillsboro; 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Esther Alice Fix and Helen Maxine McKinney.
Friends may call at the Maus Funeral Home, Hillsboro, on Friday, July 11th, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, July 12th, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Amy Artis officiating. Burial with military honors will be held by the Veedersburg American Legion Post # 288 and the Army National Guard in the Riverside Cemetery, Attica.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hillsboro United Methodist Church or the Bethel Community Church.
Condolences may be sent on line to
Maus Funeral Home Inc
206 Water St Hillsboro, IN 47949
Published in the Journal & Courier from July 9 to July 10, 2014