January 26, 1933 - May 17, 2021
Fredric Jess Carlson, Lt. Col. USAF Ret., took one last flight in the arms of angels to meet his Lord and Savior on May 17, 2021. Born in Chicago, IL, January 26, 1933, he lived in Glen Ellyn, IL, and graduated from High School in 1951. He graduated with a BA in Business from Drake University, Des Moines, IA, in 1955. There he met and married Gloria Jean Creager in 1954. In 1956, Fred was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. USAF. He was a B52 navigator and bombardier until 1964 when the Air Force sent him to Michigan State to receive an MBA. His subsequent assignments were in the comptroller field except during the Viet Nam conflict, when he flew as navigator on an EB66 radar interceptor. Fredric retired in 1977 and earned a PhD from St. Louis University. He taught accounting and finance at Texas A & M in Kingsville for 8 years. Then, given the opportunity to serve at a Christian school, he took a position at LeTourneau University in Longview, TX, where he taught for 30 years. He continued teaching online until the age of 83. He was the consummate teacher, and his student ratings were outstanding. Fredric leaves behind his wife, Gloria; children, Tom, Katherine and Tim; 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was a loving and giving father and grandfather, a firm believer in Jesus Christ, and an exemplary witness to all the family and many others. Graveside services will be held 10:30 am on Saturday, May 29, 2021, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Fredric Jess Carlson, Lt. Col. USAF Ret., took one last flight in the arms of angels to meet his Lord and Savior on May 17, 2021. Born in Chicago, IL, January 26, 1933, he lived in Glen Ellyn, IL, and graduated from High School in 1951. He graduated... View Obituary & Service Information
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