SYCAMORE – Gerald Eugene Carlson, 80, of Sycamore, Ill., died Sunday, May 5, 2013, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb.
Born May 4, 1933, in Sycamore, the son of Arthur and Vera (Tegtman) Carlson, he married Ramona (Olson) Snider on June 24, 1972, in Steward.
Gerald worked for Anaconda Wire and Cable Company as a tool and die maker for more than 20 years. He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church of Sycamore for 66 years.
Survivors include one son, Michael (Toni Lynn) Carlson of Sycamore; one daughter, Tami (Ken) Templeton of Oregon, Ill.; four grandchildren, Tiffany (Derrek) Rufer, Alexis (Ty) True, Nathan Templeton and Kristin Carlson (fiance Ryan Laird); eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, Richard (Bonnie) Carlson of Omaha, Neb., William (Sieglinda) Carlson of Jonesborough, Tenn., and Curtis (Judy) Carlson of Grant, Ala.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and two brothers in infancy.
His memorial visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Friday, May 10 at Butala Funeral Home and Crematory in Sycamore. A graveside service will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at Elmwood Cemetery in Sycamore.
Memorials can be made for Salem Lutheran Church in Sycamore in care of Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178.
For information or to sign the online guest book, visit www.ButalaFuneralHomes.com
or call 815-895-2833.