CALUMET - Bruce J. Carlson, 80, a resident of Calumet, passed away early Tuesday morning at Marquette General Hospital.
He was born Aug. 15, 1932, in Hancock, a son of the late Raymond and Gertrude (Sederholm) Carlson. Bruce attended the local schools and graduated from Michigan Technological University with a bachelor's degree in mining engineering. He then went to work at Ingersol Rand in Pennsylvania.
Bruce was a veteran, having served with the U.S. Army.
On April 5, 1985, he married the former Nancy Pelto. She preceded him in death in October 2009.
Also preceding him in death was a brother, Raymond Carlson.
Bruce is survived by a son, Russell (Allie) Carlson of Bradenton, Fla.; grandson, David Carlson of Yuma Valley, Ariz.; brother, Robert (Carol) Carlson of Calumet; an adopted daughter, Jessica Mitchell of Atlanta, Ga.; granddaughter, Alicia Heikell of Calumet and her son, Xavier; his wife's daughter, Lynn Heikell of Atlanta, Ga.
At Bruce's request, cremation will take place. Burial will be in the Waasa Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left for the family at ericksoncrowley.com.