Dennis Carlson

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DENNIS W. CARLSON, 76 ROCKFORD - Dennis W. Carlson, 76, of Rockford, passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, Wis. He was born July 3, 1938, in Rockford; the son of Oscar and Linnea (Love) Carlson. He married Marlene Nelson on May 5, 1961, in Rockford. Dennis graduated from East High School in 1956. He was employed with Illinois Bell Telephone and AT&T for over 30 years. Dennis worked at SwedishAmerican Hospital for 20 years. He was a first responder for 911 in New York. He loved traveling and working on his summer home in Wisconsin. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marlene; daughter, Lori (Tim) Pennington; son, Brad; twin brother, Darrell (Karen); mother-in-law, Mary Nelson; grandchildren, Lindsay and Austin Pennington; and numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 26, 2014, in Trinity Lutheran Church, 200 N. First St. Rockford, with Rev. Jay Quinn officiating. Burial in Scandinavian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service in the church. Memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd. To share a memory or online condolence, visit
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Aug. 24 to Aug. 25, 2014
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