Guest Book for James "Jim" Alan Carlson
Todd Greenwood
Hereford, Tx
11/01/2018 6:40pm

Mary, I just heard about your tragic loss. I will never forget all the great this he did for some many students at Centennial High. He will not be forgotten but missed by so many. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Rod Smith
Waco
11/06/2017 2:31pm

Always a smile. A very good friend.

Darin & Kelly Davis
Omaha
11/04/2017 7:47pm

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Dawn Schellhorn
Seward
11/04/2017 08:31am

Mary and family, I don't have the words to express how much heartache I feel for you and your family. As I've looked at all the messages in this Guest Book I can see how many people Jim has touched with his one of a kind personality, and today you will be overwhelmed with the outreach of so many more. May you find comfort and peace in knowing that Jim lived his life to the fullest and shared it as God intended with so many. Heaven has received one of it's brightest stars and I'm sure he's lighting up heaven with his infectious smile. Many hugs and prayers. Dawn

June Niemann
Lincoln, NE
11/03/2017 1:38pm

Mary & family, my most sincerest condolences! As others have already said so well - what a shock and loss for us, though it cannot compare to your heart break! Jim was one of a kind! A hole in our lives that will never be filled! June

Angel Dale
Utica, NE
11/03/2017 1:23pm

Mary and family, I am so sorry for your loss. The thoughts and prayers of my family are with you constantly. My first thought was I can't believe no one will ever see that smile again. I saw Jim last Sunday morning and he said to me "We have just the place for you right upstairs." I am counting on Jim to save that place for me. During church services on Sunday, our pastor gave the children tape measures, to be able to "measure" how much God loves them. Paul's is sitting on our kitchen table. He said it is very special to him because it also reminds him how much Jim loved everyone. We will all be blessed, even in his absence, from knowing Jim.

Dan Meyer
Lincoln
11/03/2017 11:06am

Dear Mary and Family, Our sympathy goes out to you at this sad time. I will always remember time spent with Jim during our Canada fishing trips and remember how anxious he was to get back to his family after being away. He will be missed and always remembered. Dan Meyer and Family

Tamara Holtz
Utica
11/03/2017 09:45am

Family and Friends, as I sit down, again, to write the sermon for Jim's CELEBRATION OF LIFE, I am grateful for all expressions of support for family. We grieve as community and brothers and sisters in Christ knowing we were blest by this man who God entrusted us with for some 68 years. "When we all get to heaven, what a joyous reunion that will be!" this hymn holds New meaning for me. Rest in God's arms.

Dave Stahr
Waco, NE
11/03/2017 08:29am

Mr. Carlson was one of those people I always looked for when I knew he'd be around. He always had time to talk, and his perspective was always positive and encouraging. He spent extra time on one particularly lazy student back in the 90s and I was always thankful for that. He also gave countless hours of his time working with the Boy Scouts of Utica Troop 180 as a merit badge counselor. He will be missed. Thank you, Mr. Carlson, for everything.

Gary W. Haxton
Corpus Christi, Tx
11/03/2017 08:28am

Mary K, so sorry for your loss of Jim. Know that our prayers are for you and your family.

Jane (Gocke) Walter & Family
Julesburg, Colorado
11/02/2017 10:00pm

Mary & Family, We are so very sorry to hear about Mr. Carlson. I can still see him standing against the wall in the gym for VB games with his arms crossed and one foot against the wall!! His smile and warm personality will be missed. Our sincere sympathy to all of you!!

Sue (Hasselquist) Clements
Casper, Wyoming
11/02/2017 9:09pm

Mary Kay--I am so saddened to hear of Jim's passing. I've thought of you many times over the past 45 years. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary Minchow
Milford, Nebraska
11/02/2017 7:47pm

Mary You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Mary (Hoeft) Minchow from Seward Dental Clinic.

David Bjerrum
Utica
11/02/2017 6:03pm

So sorry to hear about Jim. He always had time to visit and always had a smile on his face. He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace good friend.

Roger Meyer, M.D.
Utica, Nebraska
11/02/2017 4:37pm

Dear Mary, Tricia, Jana and Trent, The past few days I have been thinking of all the things Jim and I did together. We were in JC's, went to Canada fishing, turkey hunting and participated in many other community events together. Jim was ecstatically happy when each of his children was born and has always spoken of them often and with much pride. I feel a huge loss as does the whole community but that cannot compare to the loss you as a family feel. Please accept my sincere sympathy and I pray that God will comfort you in the days to come.

Roger Meyer, M.D.
11/02/2017 4:25pm

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Dean and Deb Harens
Bismarck ND
11/02/2017 10:39am

Dear Mary and family, We are so sorry to hear about Jim. Little did we know how precious our time together at the lake would be. We couldn’t have wished for better in laws. Jim was a sweet man and we will miss him. Love Dean and Deb

amy dee schlechte bruch
11/02/2017 05:15am

Dear Carlson Family, So very sorry to hear this shocking news. Mr. Carlson was a great teacher and had an unforgettable postive outlook on life. May God provide comfort and strength to you all during this very sad time. Hold tight to the memories. God's Blessings, amy

Mitch & Priscilla Klintworth & Family
Staplehurst, NE
11/02/2017 02:36am

So sorry to read of the death of your loved one. We all enjoyed getting to know him at the county fair in the Poultry barn. May Jesus hold you close to Him as you grieve now and look forward to the blessed reunion in Heaven.

Joseph Smetter
Brule, Nebraska
11/01/2017 10:13pm

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Patrick
Lincoln, Nebraska
11/01/2017 9:37pm

Mary Kay and family- So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Marshall & LuAnn Bruns
Waco, NE
11/01/2017 9:15pm

I can still see Jim sitting outside the Poultry Building holding a chicken on his lap! He was always so happy and will be missed! Prayers for all. LuAnn Bruns

Patricia Proulx
Grandview
11/01/2017 8:49pm

Mr Carlson was a great teacher, he always lets us have fun and taught us very important stuff. He raise a good son and a great friend of mine. My heart goes out to the family. Heaven has a gained a great person. He truly blessed and touched so many people live. I'm so glad I met him and had they opportunity to know him.

Patricia Proulx
Grandview
11/01/2017 8:45pm

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Tim Niemann
Norcross, GA.
11/01/2017 3:20pm

Mary and Family, there are no words to explain the loss you are going through at this time. He was a person we should all try to be and I really enjoyed having him as my shop teacher. He will be greatly missed.

Russ peterson
Utica
11/01/2017 1:38pm

Thoughts and prayers to the family, sorry for your loss

Patsy Dittmar
Fairbury, Neb
11/01/2017 12:15pm

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Brent Welsch
Council Bluffs, Iowa
11/01/2017 10:40am

I was stunned to hear of Mr. Carlson's passing, mainly because he had left me a congratulatory message just the night before. I will always remember his jokes, accompanied by that smile. We will all miss his helpful and positive attitude. He was a great man, who I enjoyed having as a teacher. My condolences to the family at this time. May God embrace and hold you close.

Joanie Cradick
Lincoln, Nebraska
11/01/2017 08:49am

Jim had an inventive and can-do mind. It seemed he could fix or make just about anything. He once made a unit to haul canoes for our camping group's trip to the Niobrara. Kind-hearted and community-minded, he used his talents to help neighbors, friends and family. He pitched in at church, in organizations he belonged to and wherever he was needed. A man of great character, Jim modeled the Ten Commandments.

Jackie Vavra
Alexandria, Va
11/01/2017 05:58am

I am so sorry for your loss.

Don Hamilton
Des Moines Iowa
11/01/2017 04:44am

Mr Carlson was a great teacher and a major influence on my outlook on life. I wasn’t the easiest kid to put up with when I went through his class but he never told me I couldn’t do anything that I put my mind to. I only wish I would have stayed in touch to finding out if he ever finished restoring his Nomad. “Create the beautiful that’s in your mind...and give it to the world!” Mr. Carlson

Travis Stuhr
York, Nebraska
10/31/2017 9:12pm

To the Carlsons I'm so sorry for your loss!!! He was was great man and a wonderful teacher!!! I learned alot from him!!!! He will be missed but never forgotten!!!! May God be with you all!!!!

Travis Grantski
Utica, NE
10/31/2017 3:09pm

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SharonWeber Talbert
Heartwell Nebraska
10/31/2017 1:24pm

Mr Carlson was a very nice and caring teacher. Prayers for his family! R I P Jim

Angie (Kallhoff) Pekarek
Seward, NE
10/31/2017 1:03pm

I was saddened to hear of Mr. Carlson's passing. I remember him teaching driver's education, hunter safety and also shop class. Always a joke and a smile. To his family - Wishing you peace to bring comfort in the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

Jolene Schultz
Utica
10/31/2017 12:48pm

Mary and family, We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Jim will be missed by many. Bob and Jolene Schultz

John and Dorothy Groesser
Grimesland, NC
10/31/2017 12:07pm

Our sincere sympathy to Mary and her family. It was our blessing to have such a cheerful and kind friend. May your hearts be comforted in knowing that he touched so many lives with joy and smiles. All our love and hugs and prayers that you will feel wrapped in peace and love. God be with you.

Melissa Grantski
Utica, NE
10/31/2017 11:32am

Mary and Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mr. Carlson was such a great man, friends with everyone young and old. He will be missed greatly by all. Our sincere condolences.

Cathy Heidtbrink
Gresham Nebraska
10/31/2017 11:23am

I am so sorry for your loss.

Angel Thomas
Utica
10/31/2017 10:00am

WOW I just don't know where to begin. Mr Carlson you were one of a kind, You cared so much about each student that you ever taught and even after all the years you still knew them by name. I remember when My sister Starr was killed in 1986,she was working on a clock that all the kids made with the circle of wood, well anyway she passed away before it was even finished and you finished it up for her and gave it to my mom, that clock still sits in Starr's room. you were always joking and laughing, even tho you tried to be serious with all of those who sat in your detention hall after school you still made time to get to know us each personally. Mom always would remember you when you when you and Mary would deliver her meals on wheels maybe it was cause she did MANY parent teacher conferences between us 5 girls,you are going to be missed by so many and the world lost a amazing man but God gained an AMAZING Angel RIP MR C you will be missed...

Shannon (Ellis) Smith
Lincoln
10/31/2017 09:15am

Trent (and family), So sad to hear about your dad. I have good memories of him from school. Sending you all hugs.

Kurt Borg
Grand Forks, ND
10/31/2017 08:13am

Mary and Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Cousin Jim was such a great guy. He could light up any room with his infectious laughter and always had a story (or two) to tell. He will be greatly missed. Sorry for your loss. Kurt

Duane Anderson
Staplehurst
10/31/2017 08:09am

Our Sympathy !! So enjoyed getting to know Jim when his mother was at the Greene Place!! What a Wonderful Son he was !! Bless All of You with Many Wonderful Memories!! Kathy Anderson

Mike and Chrystal Dowling
Lexington, Nebraska
10/30/2017 8:11pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Please know we are here praying for you all.

Wade Stephens
Dewey, Oklahoma
10/30/2017 7:37pm

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Veronica Chulata
Fort Collins, Colorado
10/30/2017 7:34pm

I haven't seen Mr. Carlson (I still can't call him Jim) since I was around 17 years old.... yet today I have cried many tears over old memories. He was one of those teachers who influenced me deeply, as did your family as a whole. May you grieve well the loss of this wonderful man. -Love, Ronnie

Sarah J Mueller
Tecumseh
10/30/2017 4:55pm

Dearest Mary and family, I'm so very sorry to learn of Jim's passing. My life has been blessed by having known him for these few short years. Such a good man and quite the jokester. You are in my prayers. Sarah (Blessing) Mueller

Sarah J Mueller
Tecumseh
10/30/2017 4:52pm

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Stacy (Bluhm) Nuttelman
Stromsburg, Ne
10/30/2017 4:44pm

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Pati Hughes
Lincoln, NE
10/30/2017 4:27pm

I am sorry to hear of Mr. Carlson's passing. He was a teacher during the time I went to Centennial High. He was a fun teacher and we enjoyed kidding around with him. He will be missed. I will keep your family in my prayers. May all the good memories you have of him, help you during this difficult time.

Virgina (Stahr) Gee
Bighorn, Wyoming
10/30/2017 3:21pm

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Kathy Calder
Utica
10/30/2017 1:17pm

To JC's family - Please accept my sympathy and know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Leah Bjerrum
Lincoln, NE
10/30/2017 1:16pm

Mary and family, Please know that I am thinking of you at this sad time. Jim was such a good friend to all. Always smiling and enthusiastic about whatever he was doing. We will all miss him so much. I will be thinking of you all in the days ahead.

Tammy Stuhr
Central City
10/30/2017 12:34pm

Mary, I'm so sorry to hear about Jim, my heart just breaks for you and the kids. I just loved how every time at church, if it had been a week or months, Jim always wanted to know what the family was up to. He was one of the first people I met at the county fair in that old poultry barn, and just made me feel like I was going to be able to handle anything. Then to have him be such a great part of Katie's life between chickens, school, and church just made his blessings flow abundantly in our lives. Prayers and thoughts are with your family!

Jim McInerney
Waco
10/30/2017 11:25am

What a shock. We all will miss his warm smile and love for kids.

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