Joseph Edward Carlson

Joseph Edward Carlson

MADISON/OXFORD – Joseph Edward Carlson, age 75, went on to his final hunting grounds, on Sunday, July 3, 2022. Joe Cool was born on March 24, 1947, in Madison, WI to George and Mary (Stumpf) Carlson. After high school he joined the US Navy during the Vietnam Conflict, serving two years on the USS Bausell. Joe Cool worked as a pressman at Rock Ten for 25 years and went on to work at Great Big Pictures where he retired. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and anything outdoors. Joe loved his cats (Blue & A.C.) but especially his family. Joe Cool was always the life of the party.

He is survived by his son, Eric (Ramona); daughter, Olga Smith; siblings, Stan (Bonita), Chuck (Shirley), Vicky Ross, Tim (Jeanne), and Terry (Marie); sisters-in-law, Linda and Judy. Joe is preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Dan (Ellen), Paul, Fred (Eileen), and Arthur.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
The family would like to thank the VA Hospital, Columbia Care Center and Dave at Heartland Hospice Care for their care and support. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit: www.ryanfuneralservice.com