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Richard "Dick" M. Carlson
(02-02-1945 - 01-13-2017)

 Richard M. “Dick” Carlson, 71, of Elgin passed away Friday, January 13, 2017 after an extended illness, surrounded by his loving family. Dick was born February 2, 1945 in Elgin the son of Leonard and Dorothy Kappen Carlson. Dick was a graduate of St. Edward High School Class of 1963 and was a very proud member of the United States Marine Corp, having served multiple tours of duty in Vietnam.

Dick was also a member of the Operative Plasterer’s and Cement Mason’s International Association Local 638 for 30 years, where he plied his trade as a cement mason.

Surviving are his loving mother, Dorothy Carlson of Elgin, his siblings, Lynne Jones, Diane Mompier, Laurie (Tom) Totton, Dan (Heather) Carlson and Larry (Annie) Carlson and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father.

Services will be private for the family. Interment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given in his name to any veteran’s organization or charity.

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