Lennart “Carl” William Carlson, 80, of Orange, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, in Orange. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 12 at Trinity Lutheran Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Timothy Norris. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Monday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Madison Lodge will conduct a Masonic Service at 8 p.m.

Carl was born on Nov. 10, 1929 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Air Force. He was also a member of the Madison Lodge 126. He was presiding officer of Orange Chapter #78 Royal Arch Masons of Texas and presiding officer of Orange Council #45 of Royal and Select Masters of Texas. After retiring as a designer draftsman from Schaumberg and Polk, he worked as a substitute teacher for West Orange Independent School District. He also was the owner of Alfredo’s and co-owner of Carlos Pizza along with his wife.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Esther Carlson-Wessel and Gustav Edward Wessel of Sweden.

Lennart is survived by his wife, Patricia Carlson; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Brianna Carlson of Harlingen and Guy and Elizabeth Hull of Winston Salem, N.C.; daughter and son-in-law, Stacey and Kevin LaRose of Orange; grandchildren, Gabriel Carlson, Jordan Hull, and Ashley and Cody LaRose; great-grandchild, Braelyn Anthony James Baugh; sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and John Emory of San Antonio and Jane and George Harp of Indiana.

If friends should desire, memorial contributions may be made to Shriners, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607 or Humane Society, P.O. Box 1629, Beaumont, TX 77704-1629.

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