Donald Carlson

We are saddened to announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Donald W. Carlson. He was born on Dec. 4, 1947, to Woodrow and Eileene Carlson in Rigby, ID. At the age of five, they moved to American Falls.
He married Janis Weisenburger on Nov. 6, 1965, to which a son, Alan Carlson of Inkom, ID, and a daughter, Michelle, of Elk, WA, were born.
Don was employed by FMC for 34 years. He was active on the board for the FMC credit union. Don also worked for Tri State recycling in Downey for eight years.
Don was very active in the community with scouting. He was awarded the Silver Beaver and the Lutheran Lamb awards. He was also involved with the Power County Senior Center. Don enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and riding ATVs with his family.
He is survived by: his wife, Janis; his son, Al (Michelle); and daughter, Michelle (Dan); along with grandchildren, Justin Shaffer (Bayley), Chelsey Carlson (Brock), Cade Carlson (Alexandra), and Samantha Stengle (Jorden); most importantly, great-grandchildren, Peyton, Asher, Aspen, Charlsie, and Cache Woodrow. He was known as “Grandpa Great” and “The Don” of the family.
A Remembrance was held on Thursday, Sept. 1 at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 2 p.m.
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