Robert Herman Carlson, 87, of North Grosvenordale, CT, died Monday December 24, 2018 at the Matulaitis Nursing Home, Putnam. His first wife Joan Blackmer Carlson, died in 1976. On December 27, 1986, he married Karen (Langevin) Carlson. He was born October 16, 1931 in Webster, MA, son of the late Herman and Ruth Carlson. He owned and operated a Dairy Farm in Woodstock for many years. He also was a supervisor at Loos and Co. for 17 years, retiring in 1993 due to his health. He was a Korean veteran of the US Navy serving aboard the USS Yellowstone. He was a UCONN Women’s Basketball fan, and an avid Horseshoe player. He enjoyed time with his family especially his grandchildren and Sunday suppers.
He leaves his wife Karen, his daughter Donna L. Stewart and her partner Edward of Quinebaug, CT, his son Glenn Robert Carlson and his wife Tammy of Thompson, his brother-in-law Harmon Blackmer and his wife Tina of Brooklyn his step-children Cheryl Lenda of Norwich and Jeffrey Donais of Thompson, his special care giver Rosemary “Rosie”, his grandchildren, Jon, Jeffrey, Ashley, Danielle, Maddison, Brady, Abby and several nephews. In addition to his first wife Joan, he was predeceased by his siblings Russell Carlson and Helen Warren.
Calling Hours Friday, December 28, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove Street, Putnam, CT. The Funeral Service will be Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Funeral Home. Burial in Elmvale Cemetery, Woodstock with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the Community Ambulance, PO Box 874, N. Grosvenordale, CT 06255. www.smithandwalkerfh.com