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Obituary: Robert Paul “Mahone” Carlson

As received from the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel:

Robert Paul “Mahone” Carlson was born on December 22, 1945 and passed away peacefully at his home on June 30, 2020 at the age of 74. Mahone graduated from Baraga High School. He served in the National Guard and was a proud Vietnam Veteran that served his country and was honorably discharged. He was a proud Union member of Local 324 Operating Engineers for 50 years. Mahone married the former Carol Ross on April 4, 1970 and they have 3 daughters, Tanya, Roxanne and Suzie. Mahone was a member of the Catholic Church and had served as an altar boy as a child. He was also a member of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community and had served 2 terms on the Tribal Council.

Mahone was an avid fisherman in his younger years. He was known for his love for operating heavy equipment. Mahone had many friends across the state. He was a great storyteller with a humorous personality. Mahone enjoyed long slow rides around the Gristmill and stopping at the Casino for a jackpot or two! He loved his visits from his granddaughter Shayla Joy. Mahone was a great man that will be missed by many and his memory will live on forever. Rest Easy RPC.

Mahone is survived by his loving wife Carol of 50 years, dog Bubba, cat Mr. Kitty, his 3 daughters Tanya (Dave), Roxanne and Suzie (Jar), 7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren with 1 on the way, sister Alice Watchorn and brother Ronald Carlson, stepsisters and stepbrother, several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by many friends.

The family will hold a Memorial Party in Mahone’s honor on Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 3 p.m. at the Baraga American Legion Post #444, Baraga, MI.

Mahone’s obituary may also be viewed and condolences sent to the family at www.reidfuneralservicechapel.com

The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

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