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David Carlson

September 3, 1954 — September 6, 2013

David Carlson

David Lee Carlson, 59, of Matherville, Illinois died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 at home, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11th at Viola United Presbyterian Church.  Burial will be in Farlow Grove Cemetery, Matherville.  Visitation is 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10th at the church.  Memorial may be left for the church or family.
Dennison Funeral Home, Viola is handling arrangements.

Dave was born Sept. 3, 1954 in Moline to Ralph and Betty Wigant Carlson.  He graduated from Winola High School and attended Black Hawk College.  He married Holly Roesner on November 9, 1985 in Rock Island.

He was employed by ABC Supply Co. for 28 years, where he was a branch manager.  Dave was blessed to have a job he loved, and enjoyed being a part of the “ABC Family”.

Dave was a member of the Viola United Presbyterian Church, where he was a former elder.  He was a fan of the Fighting Illini and Chicago White Sox and loved to fish, especially with his son, JC.

Those left to honor his memory are his loving wife, Holly; sons, JC, Matherville, Bryce, Davenport and Seth, Matherville; granddaughter, Valerie, Aledo; mother, Betty, Viola and brother, Roger (Mary) Carlson, Peoria.  Dave loved his dog Trevor, all of his nieces and nephews and special friends, Duane Bollingier, John Yelden and Tina Tigges.  Special in-laws include Mary Bjorling, Altona, Stan (Sue) Roesner, Joslin, Lori Bruning, Matherville, Julie (Mike) Fowler, Illinois City and Mary Kae (Mike) Cameron, Altona.

Dave was preceded in death by his father Ralph, brother Larry and special brother-in-law Dave Bruning.

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