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Wayne Everett Carlson

January 9, 1936 - April 10, 2019
From: Spencer, IA | Originally: Webb, IA
Wayne Everett Carlson

Wayne Everett Carlson

Born: January 9, 1936
Died: April 10, 2019
Age: 83

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     Wayne Everett Carlson, the son of Clifton and Mildred (Shirbroun) Carlson, was born January 9, 1936 in Coon Rapids, IA.  His childhood years were spent in Webb, IA, where he received his education, graduating from Webb High School in 1953. After high school, he entered the military and served with the U.S. Marine Corp from January of 1954 until his honorable discharge in January of 1956.  During his time in the Marines he made a personal decision to accept Jesus Christ as his Savior that would change the course of his life. Following his service to his country, he continued his education at Bethel College and the University of Minnesota.  He returned to Webb to begin his career in farming.

     Wayne married Charlotte Wiedemer on September 5, 1964 in Darien, Wisconsin.  After their marriage, they continued to farm in the Webb area.  Following their retirement in 2002, they moved to Spencer, IA.  He was an active member of the First Baptist Church and was involved in leadership and music, and on several occasions filled pulpits as a lay-preacher.  He served on the Board of Child Evangelism and Fellowship (CEF). Wayne was also a past active member of the Farm Bureau, the Clay County Cattlemen’s organizations and he sold Archer Oil.  During his retirement, he enjoyed “Hobby” farming.

    Wayne loved God, family, friends, and farming.  His favorite pastimes were singing and shopping for machinery.  He enjoyed teasing and joking with people.

     He passed away at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer, Iowa on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the age of 83.  Wayne was preceded in death by his parents: Clifton and Mildred Carlson; niece, Sheryl Stoermer and his brothers-in-law: David Essick and Ernie Stoermer.

     Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 54 years, Charlotte of Spencer; four daughters: Joyce Carlson of Colorado Springs, CO, Martha (David) St. Clair of Colorado Springs, CO, Ruth (Scott) Schneider of Omaha, NE and Carolyn (Curtis) Batschelet of Spencer, Iowa;  4 grandchildren: Jorie St. Clair, Anders St. Clair, Grant Schneider and Kyle Schneider; one brother, Ronald (Betty) Carlson; and sisters: Janice Stoermer of Spencer, Mary Jane (Darrel) Johnson of San Diego, CA, Shirley Essick of San Diego, CA and Donna (Mark) Bruce of San Diego, CA; other relatives and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established by the family.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M., Sunday, April 14, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Spencer.

A military flag presentation by American Legion Glen Pedersen Post #1 and VFW Clay County Post #3159 following the services at the church.
Rev. Curtis Batschelet
Scott Schneider
David St. Clair
Mick Sundblad
Ray Hart
Duane Myer
Brian Batchelet


Wayne's Grandchildren

Jorie St. Clair
Anders St. Clair
Grant Schneider
Kyle Schneider
Visitation will begin 3:00 P.M., Saturday, April 13th with the family present from 5 to 7:00 P.M., Saturday Evening at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
"The Next Step"
"If That Isn't Love"
By Joyce Carlson

"Because He Lives"

"How Deep The Father's Love For Us"
by Lowell Gause - Brother-in-law

"Down From His Glory"
by Jeremy Parsons
Garfield Cemetery
Webb, Iowa
at 4:45 P.M., Sunday following the lunch at the church.


Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 7:34 AM
“Sincere sympathies to all of the Carlson family. Wayne was my fist chairman of deacons and was always a faithful, godly, encouraging friend! He will be richly rewarded! Marilyn and I love ya’ll and will be praying for you!”
- Pastor Bob King
Monday, April 15, 2019 at 5:45 AM
“Dear Charlotte and family,
We are saddened greatly to hear that Wayne lost his battle with the enemy of cancer which he has fought so long and so bravely. We are gladdened to know that long ago he won the battle with the enemy of his soul and is now with the Lord who loved and died for him. Our prayers and love are with you as you walk this road we both have walked. It is not easy but lean on Him who loves you with an everlasting love. ”
- Orris and Fran Refsell
Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 6:24 PM
“So sorry about Wayne. One thing I remember so well is Wayne and Darwin and Ruth and I going to state chorus in Des Moines. Wayne had a beautiful voice and was much fun.”
- Connie Bennett
Friday, April 12, 2019 at 1:08 PM
“Janice Condolences to you and your family. When I was growing up and in High School, the Carlson family meant a lot to me”
- Cal & Emmy Lou Ball
Friday, April 12, 2019 at 9:36 AM
“Well done good and faithful servant.”
- Myra Coover
Friday, April 12, 2019 at 8:54 AM
“Janice and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.”
- Tammy Merry
Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 12:02 PM
“Elmwood Drive has lost a wonderful neighbor and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.”
- Bill & Judy Orrison
Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 8:45 AM
“My thoughts are with you all as you find your way without Wayne.”
- Melissa Merida
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 4:19 PM
“My Sympathy. Wayne was such a kind man, he will be missed.”
- Diane Fitzgerald Mozena
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