MADISON-Daniel Carlson, age 74, passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on June 14, 1938 in Madison, the son of Malcom and Mary (Stumpf) Carlson. Daniel was united in marriage to the love of his life, Ellen Quiram on December 4, 1969. Daniel proudly served his country in the United States Navy for four years. He then worked for Daytex-Ohmeda for over 30 years retiring in 2000. Dan enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, dining out and the love of his dogs, but truly treasured most the time spent with his family.
He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Ellen; his children, Robert (Greg) Carlson, Richard Cunningham (Sandy); his siblings, Stan (Bonita) Carlson, Paul (Judy) Carlson, Charles (Shirley) Carlson, Fred (Linda) Carlson, Vicky (Dean) Carlson, Joe Carlson, Tim (Jeanne) Carlson, Terry (Marie) Carlson; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, a sister-in-law, Rita Schumacher; a brother-in-law, Werner Quiram and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Dan was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Arthur Carlson, his children, Brenda Peterson Cunningham, Roger Cunningham and a brother-in-law, Heinz Quiram.
Private services will be held at Highland Memory Gardens.