Charles Bertil Carlson

Born: Sunday, May 13, 1951
Passed: Thursday, September 14, 2017

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Charles "Bert" Carlson, 66, of Winnebago, passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017. He was born May 13, 1951, in Rockford, the son of Bertil and Dorothy (Linn) Carlson. He was a graduate of Pecatonica High School Class of 69'. Bert married his wife, Deborah Myers on June 27, 1970 in Freeport, IL. He worked as an operator at Dean Foods & Bay Valley Foods for 41 years. Bert also served in the Army Reserves and was an active Club Leader with the Winnebago County 4-H. He loved his Harley and riding with friends. His greatest passion was his grandkids and making people smile and laugh. When you got that smirky smile, you knew it was gonna be a good one.

He is survived by his wife, Deb; children: Carl (Missy) of Granville, IL, Eric and Chris both of Winnebago; grandchildren: Seth and Luke; adoptive daughter, Jen and extended family: Roger Lincoln family. Bert is predeceased by his parents; and brother, Donald.

Per his wishes, there will be no visitation; a private family burial will be held in Arlington Memorial Park. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to his family for a memorial to be established at a later date, or to the Rockford Rescue Mission, 715 W. State Rd., Rockford, IL 61102.

Condolences & Shared Memories (9)

  1. Deb

    You were the greatest gift god ever gave me and I miss you and love you. And will for ever miss that smile.

  2. Bay Valley Foods Employees

    Bert was one of are Best Hot Mix Guys in our plant . From all of us at Bay ValleyFoods/Deans May you Rest in Peace

  3. Susie Moore Sergeant

    Carl, Missy, Seth & Luke: Our deepest sympathies are being sent your way. Hold tight to all of the wonderful memories to get you through the really tough days. Many loving hugs to all of you.

  4. Brad Stein

    The world needs more people like Bert. A genuinely sweet and gracious man.

  5. John & Verlinda Weber

    Our deepest condolences to Deb & family. He will be deeply missed by his friends. Many memories of going out to eat, his retirement part, and years of working with him.

  6. Mark Hayes

    Bert was a wonderful man. He was kind, good and a lot of fun. He always had something nice to say no matter who he was with. I first met Bert and Deb when I was playing in a band called The Aardvarks. I met him and a lot of the great people of German Valley that day at what was once Dee's Valley Inn. Bert and Deb came to see us play often and we always had a lot of fun with them. Fond memories. He was a nice man and I will miss him, his warmth and his kindness. My deepest condolences to Deb, their children and all of the family. Rest in peace, Bert.

  7. Don Anderson

    Bert was my best bud back in Pec High School years. He was always kind hearted, generous and we had such fun playing basketball in the barn. My deepest sympathies and prayers for all the family.

  8. Sam & Kathy Volkert

    Deb and family, I was shocked to read this this morning, thought so much of Bertil and going to school for those wonderful 12 years at PHS was fun. We will miss him, please accept our sincere condolences. I will miss seeing him at the Cars on Main. Sam & Kathy

  9. rick stamler

    I worked with Bert for many years at dean/bay valley foods. He was always there to help any time I asked! I will sure miss him rest, in peace my friend!

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