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Private Services for Robert A. Carlson

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Robert A. Carlson, age 91 of Porter, passed away on July 30, 2018, at his home.

He was born on December 26, 1926, in Porter, IN, to Arvid and Ethel Carlson, both of whom preceded him in death.

He is survived by his sons: Robert (Kathy) Ton of Porter, Greg (Cathy) Ton of Valparaiso, and Scott (Wynne) Ton of Porter; his eight grandchildren: Brian (Christine) Ton, Kelly (Erik) Peterson, Robyn (Ben) Boche, Christopher (Cassie) Ton, Danielle (Jeremy) Lesher, Joshua Ton, Sarah (Eric) Camel, and Rachel (Brandon) Morgan; along with his siblings, Dorothy Crose of Minnesota and Donald (Merle) Carlson of Texas; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

He is also preceded in death by his wife, Arlene Carlson on October 8, 1996, and by his siblings: Kenneth, Betty, and Marilyn.

Robert was a lifetime member of Augsburg Evangelical Lutheran Church. He also proudly served his country in the United States Army. He enjoyed being active in the outdoors and loved gardening.

There will be a private funeral service at the Chesterton Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the care of White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN.

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Posted 7/31/2018




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