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CARLSON, Donald J.

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CARLSON, Donald J., (Minneapolis, MN, July 9, 1922--Dubuque, IA, Aug. 30, 2015). The son of immigrants Frank and Odina (Bye) Carlson, Don graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. He was an Army pilot during WORLD WAR II flying a A 20G Havoc on fifty-five missions in the South Pacific.

In 1949, Donald moved to Dubuque and started his career with INTERSTATE POWER COMPANY; he retired 36 years later. He married Joan Anderson in 1953. She preceded him in death in 1985. Donald married Sharon Stickley in 1986 at WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.

He was a member of the Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club, VFW, Mason Blue Lodge & Consistory. He served as Vice president and board member of Interstate Power Company, LUTHER MANOR and MOUNT PLEASANT HOME.



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