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Raymond C. Carlson

March 2, 1924 - March 9, 2017
Muskegon, MI

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Visitations


Sunday, March 12, 2017
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Clock Life Story Funeral Homes
Muskegon Location
1469 Peck St.
Muskegon, MI 49441
(231) 722-3721
Driving Directions

Services


Monday, March 13, 2017
11:00 AM EDT
McGraft Memorial Congregational Church
1617 Palmer Avenue
Muskegon, MI 49441
Web Site

Contributions


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

McGraft Memorial Congregational Church
1617 Palmer Avenue
Muskegon, MI 49441
Web Site

Linne Lodge #57 Viking Scholarship Fund
3132 Lakeshore Drive
Muskegon, MI 49441

Flowers


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Chalet Floral
700 W. Hackley Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49441
(231) 755-1805
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Mr. Raymond C. Carlson, age 93, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017. He was born in Muskegon, Michigan on March 2, 1924 to Rangnar and Minnie (Lundberg) Carlson. He was a 1942 graduate of Muskegon High School where he played basketball, baseball and was an All State football quarterback.

Ray served his country in the US Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He married the former Irene Avdek on January 30, 1950. Ray attended Muskegon Community College and Albion College where he received his BA. He later obtained a MA from the University of Michigan.

After college he was a teacher and coach at Dye High School in Flint and was later inducted into the into the Greater Flint Sports Hall of Fame and the Flint Carmen Ainsworth Athletic Hall of Fame as a coach of three outstanding football and basketball teams. Ray then returned to Muskegon High School and taught History and coached basketball, eventually becoming an administrator. In 1966 he left education and became a real estate broker for Porter Mulder Land Co. retiring in 1982.

Ray served on the Muskegon Public School Board of Education for over 17 years as Secretary, Vice President and President, was a charter member of the Big Red Foundation, and was a Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame board member.He was also a member of the VFW Don Rea Post #8846, Muskegon Vikings Linne Lodge #57, Lakeside Veterans Club and McGraft Memorial Congregational Church.

SURVIVORS

Sons, Ken Carlson of Traverse City, Bob (Sue) Carlson of Holland; daughter, Ann Stuk of Kalamazoo; 7 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene in 2001; brother, Burton; sisters, Loretta & Evelyn.

SERVICE

Monday, March 13, 2017, 11:00 am at McGraft Memorial Congregational Church with Rev. Jason Griffice officiating with military honors.

VISITATION

Sunday, 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Clock Funeral Home - Muskegon. MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS: Viking Linne Lodge #57 Scholarship Fund or McGraft Memorial Congregational Church.

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