I have found the obit for Christian V. Carlson online:http://newspaperarchive.com/bruce-news-letter/1949-04-07/pag...
Carlson, Christian 1880-1949
SERVICES HELD FOR CHRISTIAN CARLSON, 68
A former Ladysmith resident, Christian Carlson, 68, who was well known in the Bruce community, suffered fatal injuries March 26 at Hammond, Indiana, when he tried to cross a street in a blinding rain. Struck by a car driven by C.J. Krug of Hammond, Mr. Carlson died in a hospital shortly after the accident.
Funeral services were held last week Tuesday at Hammond with the Rev. G.R. Krupp officiating. The body was sent to Ladysmith for further services Wednesday at 2 p.m. from Ritger's to Hope Lutheran Church, with Rev. Henry Erickson officiating. Interment was made in Riverside Cemetery.
Mr. Carlson was born June 9, 1880, at Heddemarker, Norway. He was united in marriage to Mary Martinson also of Norway.They went to Ladysmith May 17, 1900 where they lived until 1931, when Mrs. Carlson passed away. Mr. Carlson has since resided with his son, Edwin, in Hammond, Indiana.
To this union were born seven children: Edna Irene who preceded him in death while in infancy; Rose Scoville, Robert Carlson and Walter Carlson, all of Chicago; Ed of Hammond, Indiana; Martha Eckman of Minneapolis, and Margaret Knudson of Fergus Falls, Minn. Surviving are also 16 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Carlson was employed at the Ladysmith paper mill and the Flambeau Lumber company for many years. Mr. and Mrs. Carlson were charter members of Hope Lutheran church.
During the last four years Mr. Carlson was custodian of a school in Hammond. He was deeply loved by all children, teachers and members of the faculty. He leaves behind a host of friends.
[Bruce News-Letter - April 7, 1949, Bruce, Wisconsin]