Gerald Eugene Carlson, 80 of Sycamore died Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.
He was born May 4, 1933 in Sycamore. The son of Arthur and Vera (Tegtman) Carlson. He married Ramona (Olson) Snider on June 24, 1972 in Steward.
Gerald worked for Anaconda Wire and Cable Company as a tool and die maker for over 20 years. He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church of Sycamore for 66 years.
Survivors include one son, Michael (Toni Lynn) Carlson of Sycamore; one daughter, Tami (Ken) Templeton of Oregon, IL; four grandchildren, Tiffany (Derrek) Rufer, Alexis (Ty) True, Nathan Templeton and Kristin Carlson (fiance- Ryan Laird); eight great grandchildren; three brothers, Richard (Bonnie) Carlson of Omaha, NE, William (Sieglinda) Carlson of Jonesborough, TN and Curtis (Judy) Carlson of Grant, AL; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and two brothers in infancy.
His memorial visitation will be on Friday, May 10th from 11:00 AM-12:45 PM at the Butala Funeral Home and Crematory in Sycamore.
A graveside service will begin at 1:00 PM on Friday at the Elmwood Cemetery in Sycamore.
Memorials can be made for Salem Lutheran Church in Sycamore in care of the Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178. For info or to sign the online guest book, go to www.ButalaFuneralHomes.com or call 815-895-2833.