Robert "Bob" Carl Carlson

Born: Thu., Jun. 2, 1927
Died: Sun., Feb. 12, 2017

Memorial Reception

3:00 PM Wed., Mar. 01, 2017
Location: VFW - Servicemen's Club

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Robert “Bob”, “Unk” Carl Carlson, 89 of Fairfield passed away Sunday morning, Feb. 12, 2017 at Peace Hospice in Great Falls. Bob was born on June 2, 1927 to Carl and Ella Carlson in Choteau, Montana. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Margaret “Peggy” Carlson Julius, Don Carlson, Ray Carlson, Jan Carlson and niece Candy Julius Tenoweth. Bob is survived by nephews Sam Carlson of Fairfield, Jim (Martha) Carlson of Seattle, Niece Deb Carlson (Pat) Saylor of Choteau, and 4 Great Nieces. Bob served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific in World War II, returning to graduate from Teton County High School in 1945. Bob owned and operated Carlson’s Foods in Fairfield for 25 years with his brother Ray. The store was sold in 1974 and the brothers went into the specialty advertising business as the Carlson Boys. Bob continued working until the time of his death. Bob was very active in his community. He was a Life Member of the Lions Club, VFW, Legion, and Masonic Lodge. He belonged to the York Rite, Scottish Rite, Algeria & Bagdad Shrine, Jesters and Elk Lodge. Bob helped with the Montana Special Olympics for many years, was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, was an active fundraiser for the Teton Memorial Hospital in Choteau, and was instrumental in organizing Fairfield’s first Swim Day Celebration to raise money for the swimming pool. Bob’s yard “on the corner” in Fairfield was testament to his talent as a gardener. He loved his flowers and beautiful yard. Bob was a kind and generous man to all. To his knowledge, no one in the area ever went hungry and his delightful sense of humor will be missed by many. At his request, no formal funeral services will be held. There will be a memorial Reception and time of Remembrance on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at the VFW - Servicemen’s Club in Fairfield (Main Street) from 3-6 P.M. All are welcome. Suggested memorials to Shriner’s Hospital - 911 W. 5th Ave. – Spokane, WA 99204 or charity of choice. Condolences may be shared online at

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Julie Hollar/Brantley
   Posted Fri February 17, 2017
To Debbie and Sam;
I am sorry for your loss ...
I met Bob back in '75 when Tim and I had the variety store in Choteau, and knew then he and your Dad were exceptional men. How wonderful to have been related to them -

Diane Tordale
   Posted Mon February 20, 2017
Sam & Deb,

Sorry to hear about Bob. He was quite the guy. I've known him almost my whole life and thought a lot of him. He always stayed in touch at Xmas time.

He will be missed by so many folks.

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.


D Howard
   Posted Thu February 23, 2017
To the Family, Please accept my condolences. May the fond memories that you shared together bring you comfort.
May God provide you with peace and strengthen you during this difficult time. Philippians 4:6,7.

   Posted Fri May 26, 2017
My sincere condolences to the family for your loss. May the promises in God’s word provide you with comfort and strength during this most difficult time. John 5:28-29

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