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Lester G. Carlson, Jr.

June 12, 1931 March 25, 2021
Lester G. Carlson, Jr.
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Obituary for Lester G. Carlson, Jr.

Lester G. Carlson Jr., 89, of Fox Run, Novi, Michigan entered into eternal life on March 25, 2021.

He was born in Ewen, MI and graduated with a BS from Northern Michigan University and a MA from University of Michigan. Lester was a dedicated educator and worked as a teacher and principal in Ewen, MI before taking a job with the Walled Lake School District. He taught at Walled Lake Junior High School for four years, Walled Lake Central High School for one and a half years before becoming the District Vocational Education Director: a position he held until his retirement. Before starting his teaching career, he served in the U.S. Army.

After retiring, he moved with his wife Nancy to Cummings Cove Golf Community, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Les was an avid golfer, gardener, card player, and an antique booth owner. He was very active in his Episcopal churches (Advent and St. Phillips) and you could hear him singing most Sundays. Along with his wife, he enjoyed hosting and attending parties, antiquing, and traveling domestically and abroad. They returned to Michigan in the summer of 2015 to be closer to family.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years Nancy (Feltz), his children Joren (Deb) Carlson, Kirsten (Rob) Inman, grandchildren Katie Carlson, Rachel Inman, Kiki Inman, Ellie Carlson, and a niece and nephew.

Cremation has occurred and a memorial service will take place at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Walled Lake School Employees Federal Credit Union Legacy Scholarships (designate Heritage Scholarship Fund) 3095 South Commerce Road, Walled Lake, MI 48390.


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Services are private.

Cemetery Details


Great Lakes National Cemetery Final Resting Place

4200 Belford Rd.
Holly, MI 48442

4200 Belford Rd. Holly 48442 MI
United States

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