Wendell J. Carlson,
77, of Chesterton, IN, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 19,
2017, at his residence.
Wendell was born in
Michigan City, IN, on August 18, 1939, to the late David and Mabel (Lillywhite)
from Wheaton College and worked 35 years at USS Gary Works before retiring
in 1999 from Accounting Management. Wendell grew up on Ledgemere Farm and
farmed as a hobby as an adult. He was a committed member of Liberty Bible
Church all his life where he served in many capacities including Christian
education, deacon and church treasurer. He especially loved singing in the
choir and serving the music ministry of the church. Wendell was devoted to
God. He loved his wife, and was deeply involved in the lives of his children
and grandchildren. He will be missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in
death by sister, Marjorie Swisher, and parents David and Mabel Carlson.
He is survived by
his wife of 53 years, Mary Carlson; daughter, Brenda Kerr (Colin), of
Evansville, IN, and son Brian Carlson (Diane), of New Haven, IN;
grandchildren, Caleb Kerr (Katie), Jacob Kerr, Joel Kerr, Ashley Carlson,
and Joshua Carlson.
will be held Thursday, February 23, at 11:00 a.m., at Liberty Bible Church,
824 N. Calumet Ave., Chesterton, IN. Burial at Chesterton Cemetery following
take place on Wednesday, February 22, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., at
White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd St., Chesterton, IN and Thursday at
Liberty Bible Church, from 10:00-11:00 a.m.
contributions may be made in memory of Wendell to Family Bible Church, P.O.
Box 141, Inglefield, IN, 47618-0141.
Memories may be