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William Herbert “Bill” Carlson

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Jan. 29, 1928 – Sept. 11, 2016

William Herbert “Bill” Carlson, 88 years old, of Montrose, passed away on Sept. 11 in Montrose.

Funeral services will be held at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church on Monday Sept. 19 at 1 p.m. Crippen Mortuary of La Crescenta will be handling the funeral arrangements.

Bill was born in Malta Township in Big Stone County Minnesota to John and Margaret Carlson on Jan. 29, 1928. He grew up in Clinton and his family moved to Minneapolis in 1942 where he attended Central High School and graduated in January 1946.

Immediately after graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy in February 1946 and served at the end of WWII. After he left the Navy, he held various jobs in Minnesota and married his sweetheart, Irene Anderson, in 1949. They moved to California in 1955 where he worked at Lockheed. Bill joined the Glendale Fire Dept. in 1957 and enjoyed a wonderful career until his retirement at the rank of captain in 1986. Since 1986, he enjoyed his retirement with his wife, his son and grandchildren. They spent lots of time fishing and enjoying other activities with family and friends.

Bill is survived by his sister MaryAnn Bove; wife Irene; son Mark; daughter-in-law Jeannie; grandsons, Benjamin and Jonathan. He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Margaret, and his sister Lucille.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to “Firefighters Quest for Burn Survivors” of Glendale (

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Glendale Fire Dept. and its retirees for all their support during this difficult time.

Memorial tribute for Bill can be found on

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