Bruce Carlson
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BRUCE S. CARLSON, 67 BELVIDERE - Bruce S. Carlson, 67, of Belvidere died Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at home, surrounded by his family, after a three-month illness. Born Dec. 26, 1943, in Rockford, son of Olaf and Vivian (Brodine) Carlson. Married Leita M. Pitner on Feb. 24, 1968, in Rockford. Bruce was a switching technician for Verizon for 40 years. He loved his Longaberger Basket business as well as working on cars, making trips to Dresden, Ohio, for baskets, fishing and helping with Junior Achievement while representing GTE. Bruce was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. Survived by wife, Leita; children, Ingrid (Randy) Emery, Linda Carlson and Stephen Carlson; grandchildren, Haley and Alex Emery; and brother, David Carlson. Predeceased by parents; and brother, Rodney Carlson. Service at noon, Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., with the Rev. Dr. Karl Otto, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial in Belvidere Cemetery. Visitation from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials to the family in his name. To express condolences please visit

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Published in Rockford Register Star from Nov. 20 to Nov. 22, 2011.
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November 22, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time...May God be with you and give you the comfort and peace as only He can do..In Christian Love..
J & J Dickens family
November 22, 2011
Leita, I'm so sorry to hear you lost Bruce he was such a wonderful man my condolences love the Mandujano family
Daniela Mandujano
November 21, 2011
Dear Leita, we are so sorry to hear about Bruce. Please recieve our sincerest condolences. Pat and I will have both of you in our prayers.(Irwin & Pat McHugh, Mazie, Ky)
November 21, 2011
So sorry for you loss. I haven't seen you or your family in a long time, but praying for you now.
Pam Ebrecht DiBenedetto
November 20, 2011
Dear Leita, Ingrid, Linda and Steve,

We are so sorry to hear about Bruce, he was such a great guy! Please know we are thinking of you and pray God will help you through this difficult time.
John & Annie Meyers
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