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Ronald A. Carlson

June 13, 1948 ~ May 19, 2022 (age 73)

Obituary

Ronald A. Carlson, age 73, of Cornell, passed away Thursday evening, May 19, 2022, at home surrounded by family. He was born on June 13, 1948 in Escanaba, the son of Carl and Cecelia (Broman) Carlson. Ron worked on the family farm and attended Escanaba High School where he graduated in 1966. Ron was a jack of all trades and began his working career as a millwright and logger. He met his future wife, Pat, when they were young teenagers and married the former Patricia Backlund on September 20, 1970 in Escanaba. Together, the couple shared 51 years of marriage and raised 2 children, Roni and Bobby. Ron started doing storm recovery services and would often travel throughout the United States, including his family on his many adventures. He loved everything to do with the outdoors, especially feeding the deer and hunting. Ron absolutely loved working – it was his favorite thing to do, even when he couldn’t work as much anymore. Above all, his greatest love and joy was his family and he made it a point to make it to all of his kid’s and grandkid’s sporting events as they were the most important to him.

Ron Carlson is survived by his loving wife, Patricia Carlson of Cornell; daughter, Roni (Reade) Hubert of Rapid River; son, Bobby Carlson (Melissa Gray) of Vulcan, MI; grandchildren, Rhiley Hubert, Rease Hubert, and Owen McDonald; brothers, Clay (Dory) Carlson of Cornell, and Dave (Carol) Carlson of Escanaba; sister, Caroline Iverson of Hyde, and Judy (Jerry) Derouin of Escanaba; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by his sister, Juanita Thompson; and brothers-in-law, Fred Thompson, and Bob Iverson.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Thursday, May 26, 2022 at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral services celebrating the life of Ron will follow at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, in the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Tim Haugen officiating. A luncheon will be served at the conclusion of the services at the old family farm in Cornell that Ron grew up on. Burial will take place in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery. 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
May 26, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Anderson Funeral Homes
2200 Ludington Street
Escanaba, MI 49829

Funeral Service
Thursday
May 26, 2022

4:00 PM
Anderson Funeral Homes
2200 Ludington Street
Escanaba, MI 49829

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