Dale A. Carlson

Dale A. Carlson, 72, of Central City, Nebraska died Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Merrick Medical Center in Central City.  Memorial services will be held Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 4 p.m. at Solt-Wagner Funeral Home in Central City with Pastor Beth Ann Stone officiating.  A reception will follow the Memorial Service at Solt-Wagner Community Room.
Memorials are suggested to the Hordville Events Center and the Platte Peer Group  (Dark Island Trail).  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.soltwagnerfuneral.com.
Dale was born in Aurora, on April 24, 1945 to Glen and Evelyn (Reed) Carlson.  Dale grew up in Hordville and graduated from Hordville High School in 1963.  He then attended University of Nebraska Lincoln graduating in 1967.  He married Patricia “Pat” Stufft on December 21, 1966 in Hordville.  Dale taught school in Springview, Nebraska City, and Stromsburg.  He taught Social Studies and English.  When “he taught all he knew”, he moved on to selling insurance, working for Modern Woodmen.  The past twelve years, he finally found his dream job of doing maintenance and general crowd control at Bader Park.  He worked several different jobs before landing this “dream”.  He would be smiling at this right now!  He was a hard worker who never backed away from a challenge.
Dale was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Central  City, MU Epsilon of Lincoln, and the Liederkranz of Grand Island.   He loved making his grandma’s sugar cookies.  
Ian Tyson was a favorite writer and singer for Dale.  Dale never got tired of listening to him.
 He enjoyed visiting with friends “telling a short story in a long way”, traveling, and spending time with family.  Dale  especially enjoyed hunting and birding with his grandson Carver.  
Dale is survived by his wife Pat of Central City;  two daughters Wendy Carlson and partner Angie Liske of Grand Isand;  Heather and Brian Hauptman of Alliance;  two grandchildren Carver Hauptman and Emma Liske;  uncle and aunt Bud and Dorothy Irwin of Central City and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents;  father-in-law Jim Stufft; mother-in-law Ilajean Scherer.


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