Robert Hess Carlson, 92, died surrounded by family on July 13.
He was a 1942 graduate of St. Paul Central, where he served as class president. Bob attended the University of Minnesota before enlisting in the U.S. Army Air Corp in 1943. After the war, he married Nancy Samuels and began a sales career with Utica and later Straus Knitting Mills.
In 1958, Bob joined his brother-in-law in the LP gas business. Bob served on the board of Roseville State Bank and was a member of Triune Summit Masonic Lodge No. 3, St. Paul Scottish Rite, Osman Shrine and St. Paul Court No. 9 Royal Order of Jesters.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years and children, Teri Shipps, Robert Jr., David and Bruce; 10 grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren.
His funeral was held July 20 at Falcon Heights United Church of Christ, with interment at Roselawn Cemetery.