Woodbury County

S2/c Lyle Arnold Carlson



Memorial Rites For L. Carlson
Services Saturday for Young Sailor Who Died in Pacific


Memorial funeral services for Seaman Second Class Lyle Arnold Carlson, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Carlson, 225 Webster Building, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Seventh Day Adventist church. Elder J.C. Klose, assisted by Rev. Bernhard Brynell, will officiate.

Young Carlson was wounded in action in the South Pacific and died December 31, 1943. He was buried in the combat area.

He was born in Sioux City April 24, 1926, and attended Roosevelt School, West Junior and Central High Schools. He enlisted in the navy July 7, 1943. Before going overseas in October he was stationed at Farragut, Idaho, and Port Hueme, Cal. While in the Hawaiian Islands he met his cousin, Petty Officer Second Class Allen French, also of Sioux City. His father, Arnold Carlson, is a second class petty officer in the Seabees stationed at Camp Peary, Va. A brother, Robert A. Carlson, received an honorable discharge from the navy following three month’s service.

Other survivors, besides the parents and brothers are a brother, Jackie D., and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Carlson of Sioux City. The West-Heaton Funeral Home is in charge of the memorial services.

Source:  The Sioux City Journal, March 17, 1944