Douglas E. Carlson

Douglas E. Carlson, 62, of Tionesta, Pa., was welcomed into the kingdom of heaven on Tuesday morning, Feb. 4, 2014.

Doug was born Sept. 6, 1951, in Warren, Pa., the son of Ronald L. and the late Alice (Kent) Carlson of Sugar Grove, Pa.

He was a graduate of Eisenhower High School and Edinboro University.

On June 20, 1988, Doug married Romona Smith at the Tionesta Church of God.

Doug loved Forest County, and served to maintain and improve the county as conservation district manager and Forest County planner.

He was an active member of the Tionesta Church of God. He served the Lord diligently, teaching Sunday school, leading the Men’s Promise Keepers and serving on the board of trustees.

He was a member of the Masons Lodge 547 in Youngsville, Pa.

Doug cared for his family and could be counted on to help and provide his opinion. His love, wit and humor will be missed by all.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Romona Carlson are children: Jennifer and Kevin Call, Anchorage, Alaska, and Jedediah and Meredith Smith, Erie, Pa.; grandchildren: Derek, Chad and Melissa Call; his father, Ronald L. Carlson, Sugar Grove, Pa.; brothers: Kris and Debby Carlson, Jamestown, N.Y., and Kent and Jackie Carlson, Ashville, N.Y.; sister, Karen and Greg Beck, Randolph, N.Y.; a nephew, Eric Carlson; niece, Angela and Nick Raynor; and his beloved dog, Wishbone.

A celebration of life service will be held at the Tionesta Church of God on Saturday, Feb, 8, at noon with lunch to follow.

The family will receive friends and loved ones from 10 a.m. until noon at the church prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to the Tionesta Church of God, Box 247, Tionesta, PA 16353 or Paws on the River (Warren County Humane Society), 212 Elm St., Warren, PA 16365.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Norman J. Wimer Funeral Home of Tionesta. Messages of sympathy may be email to condolences@wimerfune ralhome.com.

Doug is now truly living the dream.