Thomas Allen Carlson
01/11/1951 - 04/21/2019
Thomas Allen Carlson, 68, of Linden, MI and Hibbing, MN, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2019 at his residence in Hibbing. A memorial service and potluck lunch will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 1 pm-4 pm at Linden VFW, 105 Mill Street, Linden MI 48451. For questions please call Kristy at 810-210-2267. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations sent to the Old Newsboys of Flint. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Hibbing.
Thomas was born on January 11, 1951 in Flint, MI to Chester and Velma (Chalmers) Carlson. He married Linda Stevens in 1967. After their divorce, he married the love of his life, Susan Walkama, in 1995. Tom worked at Kmart Auto, Summerfield Chevrolet, Anchor Motor Freight, Six S Contractors, Fenton Auto Salvage, as a parts manager at C & S Motors, and drilling residential wells.
Thomas was a jack of all trades, neighborhood Mr. Fix It, and your go-to guy for miscellaneous parts. He was an award winning canoe racer and avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed shooting on the range, visiting with friends, fixing things, helping neighbors, and playing with his grandchildren.
Thomas was preceded in his death by his parents and daughter, Amy.
Survivors include: wife, Susan; children Thomas II (Jyl) of Holly, MI, James (Julie) of Niles, MI, Melissa Paris (Philip) of Lansing, MI, Kristy Thomas (Scott) of Swartz Creek, MI, Christina VanDeventer (Terry) of Deer River, MN, and Mandy Tuomala (Don Gow) of Hibbing, MN; grandchildren T.J., Alex, Luke, Ellora, Quinn, Evelyn, Melissa, Jon, Shasta, Elizabeth, Nate, and Angel; siblings Jack (Johnna) of San Diego, CA, Chuck (Rose) of Frankenmuth, Larry (Darlene) of Flint, MI, Sally of Freemont, IN, Sue (Steve) of Bridgeport, MI, and Greg of CO; best friend Rex Vought; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.