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Thomas E. Carlson

February 10, 1941 - March 11, 2017
Muskegon, MI



Saturday, March 18, 2017
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
St. Mary's Catholic Church
239 W Clay Avenue
Muskegon, MI 49440


Saturday, March 18, 2017
11:00 AM EDT
St. Mary's Catholic Church
239 W Clay Avenue
Muskegon, MI 49440


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.

St. Mary's Catholic Church

Muskegon Catholic Central
1851 Barclay
Muskegon, MI 49441


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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Life Story / Obituary


Mr. Thomas Ellsworth Carlson, age 76, was a kind, patient, loving person. He passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017. He was born in Muskegon, Michigan on February 10, 1941 to Walter & Mary Carlson and graduated from Muskegon Catholic Central in 1959 and earned a degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Michigan. Tom served his country in the US Army, then went on to work for various companies such as Honeywell and Howmet. He also earned a degree in writing from the University of Minnesota. Tom was a local historian and wrote the book "Sawdust Fires" and the booklet "Western Avenue" as well as, the blog "". He also had a woodworking shop and made wood toys.


Wife, of 26 years, Kay; brother, Joel (Brigiette) Carlson; nephews, Paul Carlson, Peter (Sara) Carlson and their daughter, Rebecca; niece, Lisa (Joe) Ferraro and their daughter, Elena. He was preceded in death by his parents.


Saturday, March 18, 2017, 11:00 am with visitation one hour prior to the services at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Fr. Matthew Barnum officiating. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery. MEMORIAL: In lieu of flowers please consider giving to St. Mary's Catholic Church or Muskegon Catholic Central School.