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Roger John "Rog"

February 23, 1931 – August 24, 2018

Roger Carlson
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Obituary for Roger John "Rog" Carlson

Roger John Carlson, age 87, passed away at the Holland Hospital on August 24, 2018. He is the child of the late John and Dorothy Carlson. Roger was a proud member of the US Army, earning a bronze star in the Korean War. Roger was known for his kindness and willingness to lend a hand to anyone that needed it. He loved to spend time hunting, fishing, spending time in his vegetable garden, but he especially loved to spend time with his family on Hutchins Lake.

Roger is preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Beverly Carlson. He is survived by his children, Richard Carlson and Terrie (John) Knikelbine; brother, Kenneth (Beth) Carlson; grandchildren, Regan and Jimilee; and great-grandchildren, Marquise, Darius, and Jaden. He is preceded in death by his grandson Joshua Knikelbine. Roger is also survived by his devoted friend Rose Onken.

A celebration of life will be held for Roger at the Fennville VFW on Saturday, September 22nd from 1-5 PM. Memorial donations in the honor of Roger can be made to the Fennville VFW, 2373 53rd St, Fennville, MI 49408 or The Alzheimer’s Association, 200 Turwill Ln, Suite 6, Kalamazoo, MI 49006. Chappell Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements, an online registry can be found at

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