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John L. Carlson

May 9, 1955 ~ December 21, 2023 (age 68) 68 Years Old

John Carlson Obituary

John L. Carlson, 68, of Mineral, IL, passed away on December 21, 2023, at Hammond Henry Hospital-Geneseo surrounded by family. Visitation will be held from 10-11 AM on Wednesday, December 27, 2023, at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory-Atkinson Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM following the visitation at the funeral home with Pastor Terry Lancaster officiating. He will be laid to rest at Mineral Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made in his name to the Mineral United Methodist Church or Mineral Gould Fire Department. Condolences can be left at

John was born in Kewanee, IL, on May 9, 1955, the son of Arthur and Bertha (Hand) Carlson. He graduated from Western High School in Buda Class of 1973. He received his HVAC Technician license from Scott Community College and went on to work at Hyster in Kewanee, for Lyon’s Heating and AC with his father-in-law before starting his own Carlson Heating and AC company. John married his wife of 50 years Linda Lyon on November 2, 1973, she survives. He enjoyed working on things and was considered to be the family handyman. He would always be willing to help anyone that needed it. He enjoyed fishing with his son, Michael, and spending time with all his grandchildren. He would always wake up, turn some music on and grab a cup of coffee before starting his day. John enjoyed playing UNO and joking around with his family. They will miss him dearly.

Those left to cherish his memory are wife, Linda Carlson of Mineral, children; Alicia (David) Brown of Mason City, IA, Michael (Jeannie) Carlson of Mineral and Melanie Stabler of Mineral, grandchildren; Logan and Rachel Brown, Myla and James McCune, Jessie (Hunter) Witte, Haley Eble; Alexa, Kylie, Oliver and Owen Stabler, great grandchildren, Ellie Witte and Blakley Jackson, siblings; Mary (Ron) DeVenney, Betty Gould, Larry (Pat) Carlson, Kathy Thomas, Laurie (Arthur) McKinley, Patricia (Larry) Van Daele and Penny (Dean) Craine.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Brett Carlson.

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Visitation - VFH Atkinson
December 27, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Vandemore Funeral Home - Atkinson
214 South State Street
Atkinson, IL 61235

Funeral Service
December 27, 2023

11:00 AM
Vandemore Funeral Home - Atkinson
214 South State Street
Atkinson, IL 61235


Mineral Cemetery
1410 North AVe
Mineral, IL 61344


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