Allan G. Carlson

  • Born: December 23, 1929
  • Died: August 7, 2015
  • Location: Carmel, Indiana

Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center Carmel

325 E Carmel Dr
Carmel, IN 46032
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Allan G. Carlson, 85, Carmel, passed away August 7, 2015. He was born December 23, 1929, in Chicago, IL, the son of Claes Birger and Thora Otelia (Johnson) Carlson. He married Mary Carolyn Steffen on July 4, 1962 in Indianapolis.

Allan was a proud graduate of Purdue University, receiving his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 1952. He then served in the United States Navy for three years. He owned and operated Currise & Carlson Inc. from 1961 until his retirement in 1996.

Allan was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, the Purdue Alumni Association, John Purdue Club, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Meridian Hills Country Club, and a lifetime member of ASHRAE. He was an avid enthusiast of Purdue athletics and the Indianapolis Colts. He often shared his great sense of humor and clever card tricks. He enjoyed woodworking, boating, fishing, family, and traveling the world.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Mary Carolyn Carlson; children, Craig (Debbie) Carlson, Stephanie Carlson Curtis, Reed (Sandy) Carlson, and Kristen (Dean) Durrett; and eleven grandchildren, Annika, Mikaela, Eli, and Kiersten Carlson; J.J., Makenzie, Caroline, and Gracie Curtis; Kaitlyn Carlson; and Davis and Danielle Durrett. He was preceded in passing by a sister, Jean Williams.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, August 14 at 11 am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 14598 Oakridge Road in Carmel. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 13, in the church narthex. Memorial contributions may be made, in memory of Allan G. Carlson, to Purdue University (please include ME '52) or the Indiana Parkinson Foundation. Online condolences may be shared by visiting Arrangements were entrusted to Flanner and Buchanan – Carmel.