Loren E. Carlson, 96, of rural Ludlow died at 11:25 p.m. Monday, October 21, 2013 at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 25, 2013, at Baier Family Funeral Services, 406 E Pells Street, Paxton with Pastor Debra Domeier officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cemetery, Paxton.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 24) at the funeral home.
Loren was born June 19, 1917 in Paxton a son of August and Emma Johnson Carlson. He married Louise H. Sherman May 31, 1941 in St. Louis, MO. She preceded him in death March 8, 1996.
He is survived by 2 daughters, Malinda L. Carlson of Jacksonville, Gloria S. Burk of Champaign; 2 granddaughters, Sarah L. Burk and Melissa Emily Burk and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents; 1 son, Gary Loren Carlson and 3 brothers.
Loren graduated from Paxton High School in 1936. He and his wife lived in Gibson City from 1959-1992 and moved to rural Ludlow in 1992. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Paxton.
Loren was a farmer and farming was his passion. He took pride in all that he did including mowing his yard and planting flowers. His hobbies included billiards, bowling and sports.
Memorials may be made to the First Lutheran Church of Paxton. Condolences may be offered at www.baierfuneralservices.com.