We would like to offer our sincere support to anyone coping with grief. Enter
your email below for our complimentary daily grief messages. Messages run for up to one year and you
can stop at any time. Your email will not be used for any other purpose.
Arthur E. Carlson
January 26, 1943 ~ August 20, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
2 Trees, Flowers, or Condolences have been shared with support of Arthur's family - View on Tribute Wall
Read more about the life story of Arthur and share your memory.
Arthur Edward Carlson, 80, of Rockford, passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2023. He was born in Rockford on January 26, 1943; married Janey L. Thornburg in 1980 in Machesney Park. He was a Class of 1961 Harlem High School graduate. He served in the U.S. Army from 1960-1963. Arthur owned Carlson Carpet Service for 20 years and worked in material handling as a lift truck technician for 17 years; he retired in 2000.
Arthur loved bow hunting and camping. He liked working with wood and building his log home. He was a member of VFW 5300 Hanover and Lifetime Member of the VVA Chapter 928, Elizabeth, IL and served on the Honor Guard.
He is survived by his wife, Janey Carlson; children, Todd Edward Carlson and Cari Lynn (Kelly) Johnson; grandchildren, Sammy T. (Tara) Lenz and Cory J. (Katie) Lenz; great-grandchildren, Lennox Maeve and Oliver Jason and Paisley Jean; sisters, Gloria (Tom) McMahon, Linda (Bill) Brantley, Carole Moore and Shawn Carlson; and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his son, Jason Carlson; parents, Edward and Dolly Carlson; and brother, Arden Carlson.
Celebration of Life will be from 1:00pm to 3:00pm on Saturday, September 9, 2023 at the American Legion, 1011 South Alpine Road, Rockford, IL 61108.