Roger  Carlson

Roger William Carlson

Tuesday, September 29th, 1942 - Sunday, April 21st, 2019
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Roger William Carlson, 76, of Enfield, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, April 21, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital & Medical Ctr. Hartford. He was the beloved husband of 20 years to Karen B. (Larson) Carlson. Roger was born on September 29, 1942 in Duluth, Minnesota to the late Hans H. and Ruby (Chase) Carlson and had resided in Enfield for the past 11 years and in Champaign, IL before that. He received his master degree in Forestry, University of Minnesota and Ph. D in Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University. Roger was a former associate professor at Univ. of Illinois for 15 years and owned his own construction business.
He was a member of Alfa Romeo owners club, CT, Alfa owners of New England, and Neckra. In his leisure time he enjoyed ballroom dancing, ice boating, skiing, sailing and restoring old cars.
In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his stepchildren; Robin Meyers (Scott) of Enfield, Scott Golliher of Champaign, IL, and Sandy Golliher and Pat Donovan of Schaumburg, IL, grandchildren, James & John Donovan, along with several cousins. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his sister Janice Carlson.
Relatives and friends may gather with family on Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Browne Memorial Chapels, Enfield. Funeral services are on Friday, April 26, 2019 with the Church Service at 11:00 a.m. in the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 20 North St. Enfield (Meet at Church.) Interment will take place at 2:00 p.m. in the Connecticut Veteran’s Cemetery, 317 Bow Ln. Middletown, CT. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 25th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, April 25th, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Friday, April 26th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, April 26th, 2019 11:00am
    Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer
    20 North St.
    enfield, CT 06082
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    Pastor Michael Coons
  • Interment

    Connecticut State Veteran's Cemetery
    317 Bow Ln
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T. Kelly

Posted at 08:49am
My sincere condolences on the loss of your dear loved one. May it comfort you to know that our Loving Creator promises to bring back to life those in his memory to perfect health on a paradise "earth" (Acts 24:15, Revelation 21:4).

Greg Stidsen

Posted at 05:53pm
We will really miss Roger. We attended many Alfa Club events with Roger and Karen over the last few years. Roger was such a solid guy, always arrived on time for events, often travelling the longest distance in his 1959 Alfa Romeo. He kept his classic car in perfect condition, and what really impressed me is that he did most of the work himself. Deep condolences to Karen and her family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Greg & Andrea Stidsen

Amy Doman

Posted at 07:05pm
I will always remember Roger as a kind, gentle, adventure-loving man who brought great joy and happiness to Karen, Sandy, Robin, Scott and their families. I am praying for all of you. He is a truly great man, gone too soon. Love you all

Robin Golliher-Myers Posted at 08:33am

Thank you Amy. While going through photos for his funeral I found one with you two dancing at your wedding

Peg Trahiotis

Posted at 01:12pm
Peg and Tino Trahiotis

We are so sorry to learn of Roger's passing. He was so full of life and joy and brought much happiness to Karen and the Golliher children. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mary Ellen Scott

Posted at 01:06pm
Roger was such a wonderful neighbor, he will be missed. Karen you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Fondly Peter & Maryellen Scott

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