We are sorry to report that Steve Carlson’s mother, Eva Carlson, passed away on Friday, January 24, 2014. Steve is a full-time chemistry faculty member in the Science Department.
ST JOSEPH – Eva H. Carlson, 99, of St. Joseph, passed away, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Caretel Inns of Lakeland in St. Joseph.
A Celebration of Life Eternal will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Court and Market St., St. Joseph. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery, St. Joseph. Friends may visit with the family from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or St Joseph-Lincoln Senior Center. Those wishing to sign Eva’s Memory Book online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.
Eva was born March 26, 1914, in Bridgman to Amiel and Martha (Backus) Dass.
She was employed at Whirlpool Corp. before starting her family, and retired after twenty years from Maude Preston Palenske Library in St. Joseph. On Sept. 15, 1945, she married Clyde H. Carlson in West Palm Beach, Fla. Eva was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Joseph, and was a devoted wife, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Eva is survived by her four sons: Stephen (Luana) Carlson of DeWitt, Mich., Thomas (Marge) Carlson of Ludington, Douglas (Beverly) Carlson of Mount Vernon, Ill., and Dennis Carlson of Wyoming, Mich.; six grandchildren: Stephanie (Phil) Kowatch, Andrea (Joseph) Meiser, Matthew (Lesley) Carlson, Scott (Kelte) Carlson, John Carlson and Bryan Mazur; six great-grandchildren: Eva, Leo, Audrey, Hernik, Eli and Micah and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde H. Carlson on Feb. 14, 2002, and by three brothers and two sisters.