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Vera Carlson

September 22, 1926 — March 25, 2023


CARLSON, Vera Clair - Age 96, of Linden, formerly of Redford Twp., passed away March 25, 2023. Committal Service 11:00 AM Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at Great Lakes National Cemetery 4200 Belford Road, Holly. Memorial Contributions in Vera's memory would be appreciated to Wounded Warriors.

Vera was born September 22, 1926 in New Orleans, LA, the daughter of Charles and Rebecca (Kearney) Gemeinhardt. She married Richard C. Carlson in Dodge City, KS on December 4, 1943. He preceded her in death on September 29, 2013. Vera was a homemaker and loving mother. She was an active member of Redford United Methodist Church and the Lady's Circle there. Vera enjoyed reading, working puzzle books, and especially boating and spending time at the family cottage at Point Pelee, Ontario.

Vera is survived by her children: Richard (Susan) Carlson, Janet (Tom) Cummings, Barbara Carlson, and Karyl (Don Waddle) Carlson; 9 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 3 nieces, and 3 nephews.

Vera was preceded in death by her husband Richard C. Carlson, and brothers Walter and Charles Gemeinhardt. Online tributes may be shared at

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Service Schedule

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Committal Service

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Great Lakes National Cemetery

4200 Belford Rd, Holly, MI 48442

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