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Robert A. "Bob" Carlson, 68, of Syracuse, IN, passed away at 1:06 p.m. on Monday, March 5, 2018, at Elkhart General Hospital in Elkhart, IN. He was born on August 7, 1949, in Goshen, IN, to Max H. & Ruth E. “Eloise” (Richhart) Carlson.
He graduated in 1967 from Syracuse High School, attended Ball State University in Muncie, IN, and Emporia State Teacher’s College in Emporia, KS. He was a United States Army veteran and was married on January 8, 1972, in Ft. Leavenworth, KS, to Lorena B. “Rena” Smith who survives. He was the owner/operator of Maxwelton Golf Club since 1986 where he had been a Golf Pro since 1975. He lived in the Syracuse area most of his life except for 5 years where he resided in Colorado and Kansas.
He formerly attended the Grace Lutheran Church in Syracuse. He was a dedicated volunteer for many organizations, donating his time and golf course for many local charities and fund raisers.
He is survived by:
Wife – Rena Carlson of Syracuse
Daughter – Brandee M. (Matthew) Foley of Fishers
2 Grandchildren – Aidan & Bridget Foley
Brother – Steven (Ruth) Carlson of Bristol
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2018, at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, IN. Memorial services will follow at 7:00 p.m. on Friday in the funeral home with Rev. Chris Lantz of LaGrange First United Methodist Church officiating.
Preferred memorials may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105, Syracuse EMS, 8138 E. McClintic Rd, Syracuse, IN, 46567, or Huntington’s Disease Society of America, C/O Deb Boyd, P.O. Box 72, Richland, MI, 49083.