Services for Ronald E. Carlson, 55 of New Boston will be Tuesday at 1:00 PM at Speer Funeral Home, Aledo. Inurnment will be in Mannon Cemetery, rural New Boston, with Military Honors. Visitation is Monday from 5 to 8 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.
Ron died on Friday, August 18, 2006 at Trinity Medical Center, West Campus, Rock Island.
Ron was born on December 21, 1950 the son of Robert W. & M. Carolyn (Hall) Carlson. He married Jodie Sowder on January 10, 1991 in Aledo, Illinois.
Ron was an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed fishing and duck hunting. He farmed near New Boston his entire life and was a true familyman. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served in Vietnam. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
Ron is survived by his wife Jodie; sons, Aron Carlson and his wife, Christie of Muscatine and Albert Lerma of New Boston; daughters, Mamie Carlson of Pittsburg, PA and Ashley Carlson of Macomb, IL and a sister, Linda Hillyer of Moline, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents.