Arnold Sven Carlson, age 85, passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2021, at his residence in Hayward, WI. He was born September 18, 1935, in Hayward to Axel and Martha (Karlson) Carlson.
Arnold was raised in Hayward and graduated from Hayward High School than later went to college at WITC Rice Lake. On September 23, 1956, Arnold was joined in marriage to Gayle Eytcheson. He began work at the YMCA and later would go to work for Novak Construction where he ran the bulldozer and backhoe, digging basements and making roads. Arnold joined his brother Bert’s business Carlson Electric. After his brother’s retirement, Arnold bought the business and ran it as Carlson Heating and Air Conditioning until his retirement in 2006.
Arnold was a part of the electrician union and was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and could often be found in the garden where he would plant for his family and the deer. Arnold was a handy man who could fix anything and always kept spare parts to do so.
Arnold is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Gayle; children, Deborah (Larry) Schiro, Keith Carlson, Darla (Roger) Wallin, James (Jeanne) Carlson, Patrick (Loretta) Carlson; sister Thelma Hahn; twelve grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings Lennert, Britta, Henry, Bertil, Arnie, and Ruth.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at 2:00 P.M., at the Hayward Wesleyan Church with a visitation from 1:00 P.M. until the hour of the service.
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