Roger W. Carlson, 89, of Deerfield, died of congestive heart failure Aug. 1, 2017. Roger was born May 27, 1928, in Minnesota and grew up in Edina. He served in the Army (1946-48) and also attended the University of Minnesota. For many years, Roger worked in advertising sales (Fortune, National Geographic and Parade). In 1979, Roger opened Bookman's Alley in a warehouse off Sherman Avenue in Evanston. Roger built the shop into a sprawling complex filled with books, antiques and artwork. Health issues prompted Roger to close the shop in 2013. Roger is survived by his wife Deborah, children Jeffrey (Marcia) Carlson, Ann (Clifford) Miller, Leslie Carlson-Magee, Susan and Gregory Carlson; grandchildren Kyle McAfee, Dillon (Ashley) McAfee, Lee (Andrew) Rizzo, Clinton, Kevin and Jay Magee, Michael and Katherine Carlson, Drew and Woody Miller; and great-grandchildren Zeyda, Frances and Charlotte. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Published by Chicago Tribune from Aug. 4 to Aug. 10, 2017.