Phillip Carlson(1941 - 2012)

Phillip Carlson

West Des Moines

Phillip Carlson, 71, of Manor Care in West Des Moines, died Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. No services are planned at this time.

Phil was born May 11, 1941 in Des Moines. He was a graduate of Valley High School and DMACC. Phillip worked at Dunn's Grocery in Perry and for Oscar Mayer. On June 26, 1970, he married Cheryl Music, they were married 42 ½ years. After graduating from DMACC, he became a sales representative for Dixon's in Urbandale. He later went to work at Woodward State Hospital. Phil loved working with the residents but was forced to retire early due to a stroke. He enjoyed playing slow pitch softball, raising and showing horses, training dogs and hunting. Phil was a lifelong Iowa Hawkeye fan.

Phillip is survived by his wife, Cheryl; daughter, Michelle (Andy) Schaffer; son, Phillip (Stephanie) Carlson; and grandsons, Kyle Carlson and Ryan DeRycke.

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Published in Des Moines Register from Dec. 7 to Dec. 9, 2012