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Virgil P. Carlson

POSTED: November 11, 2012 7:00 a.m.


Virgil P. Carlson, 91, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, in Ellsworth.
He was born Oct. 3, 1921, on the family farm at Smolan, Kan., the son of Rudolph and Hildur (Nelson) Carlson. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. After returning from the war, he graduated from K-State and then worked for the K-State Extension Service from 1957-1982, serving in Lincoln and McPherson counties and retiring as the county agent in Ellsworth. He was a member of Gideons International, Harvest Bible Church and a former Kiwanis member, all at Ellsworth.
On April 15, 1951, he married Bernice Jean “Bunny” Benson in Ellsworth. She survives along with their sons; Chris, Amarillo, Texas, and Eric, Williamsville, N.Y.; daughters, Leaan Cardinale, Enumclaw, Wa., Suzy Trombold, Independence, Kan., and Jan Hood, Ellsworth; brother, Earl, Dodge City; sister, Martha Ann Swensgard, Woodbury, Mn.; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
His son, Dan preceded him in death, April 1, 1993.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Harvest Bible Church, Ellsworth with burial following in Ellsworth Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth.
Memorials may be given to Gideons International or Harvest Bible Church, in care the funeral home, Box 45, Ellsworth, Kan. 67439.

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