Carlson, Elmer H. 'Ole' (July 17, 1908 - October 9, 1997)

Elmer 'Ole' Carlson

Douglas Budget - October 15, 1997

No service will be held for Elmer H. "Ole" Carlson, 89, of Wheatland.

Mr. Carlson died Oct. 9, 1997, at Platte County Memorial Hospital. He was born July 17, 1908, in Prentice, Wis., to Fred and Julia (Bergman) Carlson.

His family moved to Wheatland in 1909. He attended Wheatland schools and resided there until 1940 when he moved to Douglas.

He owned and operated the I&M Shoe Repair Shop in Douglas and was a supervisor of German and Italian prisoners at the prisoner of war camp located here during World War II.

In 1951, he moved to Ogden, Utah, and in 1952, to Reno, Nev., where he resided until his return to Wheatland in 1979.

He was a carpenter by trade and had a lifelong interest in art. He was a member of the Wheatland Art Guild and won several awards for watercolor paintings.

He married Lois Artist of Wheatland in 1929 and Violet Christie of Ogden in 1952.

Mr. Carlson is survived by daughters Lois Ann Carlson and Karen Carlson of Denver and Barbara Bernardini of Reno; brother and sister Oscar Carlson and Mabel Artery of Wheatland; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wives; and a brother, George Carlson.

Memorials to the choice of the donor would be appreciated by the family.

Platte Funeral Chapel of Wheatland is in charge of arrangements.

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