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Laverne Carlson

Published: Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 10:19 a.m. CDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. — Maj. Laverne S. "Bud" Carlson passed away Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at the age of 88.

He was born April 29, 1925, in Princeton to Elmer and Helen Carlson.

He served in the U.S. Air Force for 25 years.

Surviving are three sons, Ray (Pat) Carlson, Steve (Therese) Carlson and Bruce (Kim) Carlson; one daughter, Cathy (David) Shirley; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Adella; one daughter, Karen; and his second wife, Jeanne.

A celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Jan. 25 at the Suntree United Methodist Church in Melbourne, Fla. An honor guard from the U.S. Air Force will conduct rites after the service.

Memorials may be directed to the Suntree United Methodist Church, 7400 N. Wickhan Road, Melbourne, FL 32940.

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