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Robert A. "Bob" Carlson, 68, Syracuse, passed away at 1:06 p.m. Monday, March 5, at Elkhart General Hospital
He was born Aug. 7, 1949, in Goshen, to Max H. and Ruth E. "Eloise" (Richhart) Carlson.
He graduated in 1967 from Syracuse High School, attended Ball State University in Muncie and Emporia State Teacher's College, Emporia, Kansas. He was a veteran of the United States Army.
He married Lorena B. "Rena" Smith, Jan. 8, 1972, at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. She survives.
He was the owner/operator of Maxwelton Golf Club since 1986 where he had been a golf pro since 1975. He lived in the Syracuse area most of his life except for five years when he resided in Colorado and Kansas. He formerly attended Grace Lutheran Church in Syracuse. He was a dedicated volunteer for many organizations, donating his time and golf course for many local charities and fundraisers.
He is survived by his life, Rena Carlson, Syracuse; daughter, Brandee M. (Matthew) Foley, Fishers; two grandchildren, Aidan and Bridget Foley; and brother, Steven (Ruth) Carlson, Bristol.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. Friday, March 9, at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse.
Memorial services will follow at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Chris Lantz of LaGrange First United Methodist Church officiating.
Preferred memorials may be given to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; Syracuse EMS, 8138 E. McClintic Road, Syracuse, IN 46567; or Huntington's Disease Society of America, C/O Deb Boyd, P.O. Box 72, Richland, MI, 49083.
To send condolences to the family in Mr. Carlson's memory, visit www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com
Published on March 7, 2018
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