Celebrating the life of David Noel Carlson
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David was born February 5, 1938, in Janesville, WI, to Harold and Martha (Erickson) Carlson. David grew up working in the family business, Fairview Greenhouse. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. On June 10, 1961, David married Connie Anderson in Readstown, WI. David worked as a landscape architect for the City of Chicago, Franz Lipp and Associates, Peoria Park District, GreenView Nursery, and State Farm in Bloomington, IL. Additionally, he formed David N. Carlson and Associates as well as Carlson Studios with his son, Scott Carlson. He was a Registered Landscape Architect, a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), and the Contemporary Arts Center. David enjoyed designing, sculpting, painting, and writing.
Survivors include his wife, Connie Carlson of Peoria, IL; one daughter, Heather Carlson of Chicago, IL; three sons, Scott Carlson of Highland Park, IL; Bruce Carlson of Cedar Rapids, IA; Erik (Bambi) Carlson of Morrison, IL; ten grandchildren; one brother, Thomas (Linda) Carlson of Janesville, WI. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and one sister. Services were held Monday August 6th at the Church of Christ in Northwest Peoria.
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