Carl A. Carlson
Carl A. Carlson, 75, a lifelong resident of Stevens Point and former president of Ellis Stone Construction Co., died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield after a short illness.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Stevens Point, with the Rev. Rex Zimmerman officiating. Burial will be in St. Stephen Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the SentryWorld Atrium, 601 Michigan Ave. N., Stevens Point, from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, and at the church from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday.
The family asks that donations be made to the Carl and
Judith Carlson Scholarship at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, the
Stevens Point Area YMCA and Operation Bootstrap.
Shuda Funeral Services in Stevens Point and Plover assisted
with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.shudafuneral.com.
Mr. Carlson was born Nov. 24, 1940, a son of the late Helge
and Antoinette (Miller) Carlson. After attending local elementary schools, he
graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School in 1959.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Spencerian
Business College in Milwaukee (now part of Concordia University) in 1964.
After graduation, he began work at Ellis Stone Construction
Co., under the company founders, his father Helge and Nils Anderson. For more
than 35 years, he and his partner, James E. Anderson, led Ellis Stone
Construction, making it one of the largest general contracting firms in the
area. He retired from the business as president in 2006.
He was married to Judith Ann Stout of Wisconsin Rapids June
They settled in Stevens Point.
He was active in the community and belonged to a number of
organizations. He served as a longtime board member for the Stevens Point Area
YMCA and Operation Bootstrap. He was a National Life Director of the
Association of General Contractors (AGC) of America and a longtime Executive
Committee Member for AGC’s Wisconsin chapter, serving as president in 1986.
He was a member of the Pointer Basketball Backcourt Club and
the Eske Lodge Social Club.
Survivors include his wife, Judith; three children, Kristin,
Kathryn “Katie” and Erik (Autumn Shanklin); one brother, Dr. Derek (Dorie)
Carlson, De Pere; and three grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Sonja Carlson.