Ray Carlson

BELOIT, Wis. – Ray C. Carlson, 97, of Beloit, a longtime Rockford educator, passed away Friday, May 30, 2014, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.

He was born in Beloit on March 4, 1917, the son of the late Arthur and Bertha (Mikkelsen) Carlson.

He married Virginia Davis on Aug. 25, 1937, in Beloit.

Ray is survived by his wife of 77 years Virginia; son Miles (Barbara) Carlson of Faithorn; two grandchildren Alex (Jill) Carlson of Beloit, and Inger (Tommy) Hendrickson of Kenosha, Wis.; and three great-grandchildren Garrick, Ella and Lilly.

A memorial service will be held for Ray at a later date.

Condolences to the family of Ray may be expressed online at www.ortmanfuneralhome.com

Arrangements announced by the Ortman Funeral Home in Norway.