Evert Charles Carlson 92, passed away peacefully in Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Medical Center on Thursday, April 2, 2015 surrounded by his family. He was born March 5, 1923 to Herman and Margaret (nee: Fox) Carlson. He graduated from Washington Park High School in 1942, and later graduated from MSOE. Evert proudly served his Country as a Marine in the Pacific Campaign in WWII and he also served in the Korean War. On April 27, 1946 Evert married Shirley Green in Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, where they still belong. He was a longtime volunteer at the church’s food pantry. Evert worked in the clean room at AC-Delco Electronics where he performed quality checks on NASA parts. When Delco reorganized, Evert moved to another career at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, retiring in 1988. Evert enjoyed fishing and had a passion for golf. He was an avid reader and loved reading the Bible. He enjoyed traveling with his family and friends. He went on several fishing trips to Lake of the Woods, Canada and Wisconsin. His other travels included many other areas of the Country from the east to west coasts plus Alaska, Hawaii, and many times to Arizona. He loved a good cup of coffee, and went out weekly with his son-in-law, Jim, and good buddy, Danny Kahn, and his recently departed lifelong best friend, Ray Smith. He was a jack of all trades, and could fix anything. Always patient, always kind, he was loved by all who knew him. He loved his family immensely, and he enjoyed his 92nd birthday celebration with so many of his family members in attendance. He will be missed by his wife of nearly 69 years, Shirley, and his children, Judy (Jim) Martin, Ron (Toni) Carlson, Kim DeLaO (Dan Clark); grandchildren, Jodi (Brian) Paragamian, Dan Daquisto, Jamie (Josh) Tway, Eric (Beverlee) Bohm, Alex (Clare Flox) Bohm, Brian Bohm, and Jackson Bohm; great-grandchildren, Anthony (Kayla) Gonzalez, Katlyn Polich, Sebastian and Elijah Tway, Tyler, Travis, and Carter Bohm, sister-in-law, June Hartog; brother and sister-in-law, Ric and Mary Green, as well as many dear nieces and nephews, good friends, and his trusted dog, Mickey. Family and friends are invited to meet at Strouf Funeral Home on Thursday, April 16th at 4:00 pm until time of service at 5 pm. Full Military Honors will follow. Memorials to Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, WI Humane Society, or HOPE are suggested in his name. The Carlson family sincerely thanks the WFHC staff – especially the 3rd floor staff – for their loving care and attention to Evert while he was under their care.;