Greg “Carly” Carlson, 66, of Rhame, ND, passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018 in Piemont, SD.
Greg was born November 24, 1951, to Milford and Ione Carlson.
He was the youngest of five children and attended school in Rhame, North Dakota.
After school, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and proudly served his country as a transport and equipment operator in South Korea.
November 6, 1982, is what Greg considered to be the best day of his life, when he married his true love, Polly, and became a father to Chad and Brad. After some time living in Rhame, Greg and his family relocated to the Black Hills in South Dakota. Greg and Polly began working for East West Motor Express where they met many great lifelong friends.
After the boys graduated from high school they returned to Rhame, ‘Go Pirates!’
Greg enjoyed spending time outdoors; some of his favorite activities were hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed riding and roping and would try to avoid missing his Tuesday and Thursday Pinnacle games. He loved to dance and thought fondly of the time he was roped into teaching the Marmarth Elementary students to shake a leg.
He was proud to have served his country, and was a lifelong member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He served his community as a member of the Rhame Volunteer Fire Department.
Greg lost his very courageous battle to cancer on September 1, 2018. He was blessed to have so many family members in the Black Hills along his side throughout his treatments and in his last moments.
Greg is survived by his wife, Polly; sons and daughters-in-law, Chad and Tara, and Brad and Jeanette; six grandchildren, Kailyn, Quinten; Kaia, Presley, Cameron, and London; father-in-law, Gene Langlee; sisters and brother, Janice (Clarence) Corneil, Conrad (Kaydeen) Carlson, Judy (Dennis) Idler, and Diann Rue; sisters and brothers-in-law, Bette Stebbins, Pat (Larry) Stearns, John (Ann) Langlee, Jill (Stan) Palczewski, and Bobbi (Craig) Egeland; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Milford and Ione; mother-in-law, Jo Langlee; and brothers-in-law, Gary Rue and Darwyn Stebbins.
Memorial services will be at 3:00 P.M. at the Rhame American Legion on Friday, September 7, 2018. Burial service will be held at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Rhame Volunteer Fire Department or the Rhame American Legion