Robert ‘Bob’ Carlson

Robert ‘Bob’ Carlson, 87, of Muscatine, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at Lutheran Homes.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date at Calvary Church in Muscatine. Burial will take place in Memorial Park Cemetery. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made in Bob’s honor to the Wilton Masonic Lodge #167 AF & AM, P.O. Box 11, Wilton, Iowa, 52778. Online condolences may be made at

Bob was born on November 16, 1934, in Illinois, the son of John and Elizabeth Harder Carlson. He married Donna Schneider on June 1, 1958, in Muscatine.

He was a Mason and a member of Calvary Church. He was an avid gun collector, wood worker, and enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s ball games and tinkering in the garage.

Robert is survived by three children, Victoria Carlson-Casaregola and husband, Vincent, of St. Louis, Missouri, John Carlson and wife, Laura, of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Greg Carlson and wife, Heather, of Muscatine, six grandchildren, Maya and Marina Casaregola, and Alicia, Alayna, Colby, and Creighton Carlson; and one sister, Linda Coder of Muscatine.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Elizabeth; his wife, Donna; and one sister, Carol Carlson.