Guest Book for Dr. Richard Carlson

Provided by Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home

Posted by: Jerry Riesenberg
Mon March 11, 2019

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Chris .

Sincerest sympathies from the Riesenberg family. Dick will be sorely missed.


Posted by: Pat Mayer
Mon March 11, 2019
I am sending condolences from the Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council and staff.

Posted by: Sturgill Napier
Wed March 13, 2019
My heart breaks for the family and for those who did not know Dr. Carlson. Dr. Carlson influenced my life professionally and personally. I worked with him at Mound for 15 plus years. Manufacturing pyrotechnic powders was my first assignment and I was lucky enough to work directly with Dr. Carlson. Dr. Carlson is the most intelligent person I have ever met. His knowledge and willingness to share his knowledge is without equal. He taught me many lessons. The most important thing he taught me was to enjoy your work and the people you work with. I haven't seen him in several years, but he touches my life everyday. He will be missed, but he will never be forgotten.

Posted by: Duane Richardson
Wed March 13, 2019
God looked around his garden and found an empty place. He then looked down upon the earth and saw your tired face. He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest. God's garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering, He knew you were in pain. He knew that you would never get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb, so He closed your weary eye lids and whispered, Peace be Thine. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn't go alone, for part of us went with you the day God called you home! Our earthly loss is Heaven's gain. Dick, you truly were a beloved Disciple of Christ...May you rest in eternal peace. In Christ, Duane Richardson

Posted by: Roy and Jeanne Leatherbury
Thu March 14, 2019
Dick Carlson was flat out the smartest man that I have ever met! We met Dick and Anna at church in the late 70's. We spent a great deal of time with them as our families  both had children of the same ages. We really enjoyed their incredible circle of friends.  It was more difficult to stay in touch after we moved, but we managed.
I was always amazed by the range and depth of knowledge of his interests. He kept bees. He kept track of astrological events. He built a model railroad in the barn with hand made track and he grew vegetables and fruit which he organized his girls to sell - especially strawberries. He was on the school board. He would call me with recommendations of WWII books and Television shows he wanted to share. I am going to miss that. He was a true Renaissance man. He was always willing to share his knowledge or goods. we will really mis him

Posted by: Patricia Ladwig
Thu March 14, 2019
Mr. Carlson was the first (and probably the only) highly educated man I spent much time with as a child.  I was very intimidated by him and also very much in awe of his knowledge.  One of my fondest, and first memories of feeling smart myself happened soon after the Carlson’s moved from Somerset Dr. to the country.  Karen and Nola had us Somerset girls over for a slumber party. While star gazing Mr. Carlson asked us if we knew the name of a certain bright star in the sky.  I confidently called out “Venus”.  I was correct by some miracle, and Mr. Carlson seemed impressed.  I always felt a special connection with him after that and not so intimidated.   I suspect he knew that I was just guessing, and Venus was the only astronomical name I knew.

As I grew into high school age, I seldom saw the Carlson’s, but some of my fondest recollections still involve the Carlson family.  Astronomy is now one of my hobbies (well at least attempting to photograph the night sky), maybe I just needed that little bit of encouragement from Mr. Carlson all those years ago. Thank you so much for that, Mr. Carlson.  You will be missed, but I will still think of you often whenever I enjoy the night sky.