Henry Carlstrom, 90, died Jan. 8, 2011.
He was born in Omaha, NE., on June 23, 1920 to Thure and Hanna Carlstrom.
He graduated from a high school in Chicago. He graduated from Illinois Institute of Technology in 1943 with an engineering degree. He was then hired by Sylvania Electric and moved to Emporium, Pa., where he met and married Lucille Bierly in 1944. Shortly after, he was called into military service and was on his way to the Pacific Theater when the war ended. He complete his tour of duty in Korea. Upon discharge, he returned to his family and Sylvania Electric.
Donn was born on July 5, 1947. Two years later, Henry’s wife, Lucille, died in an automobile accident.
Henry met Dorothy Swenson at a church picnic in Cleveland, Ohio. They were married Jan. 4, 1953. The couple moved back to Emporium with Donn and her invalid mother. On Oct. 7, 1953, Dean was born.
Henry worked for Sylvania for 25 years when he was laid off. After much praying, he moved the family to Orange, CA and went to work with Autonetics, a North American Rockwell Company. He worked on the Minuteman Missile and the Apollo Space Capsule. He also worked for McDonnell Douglas and Hughes Aircraft.
Being laid off again, Henry and Dorothy moved to Medford where they owned and operated a local motel until they retired. Henry served as a deacon for several churches and worked on a Billy Graham Crusade. They supported missions and sent Dean on several trips.
Henry is survived by his two sons, Donn (Susan) of Reno and Dean of Portland, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his two wives, Lucille and Dorothy, his brother Carl and his parents.
Interment was at the Eagle Point National Cemetery on Jan. 14. A memorial service was held at Eastwood Baptist Church on Jan. 15 with Rev. Randolph Miller and Rev. Jerry Gilmer officiating. Memorial gifts may be given to Eastwood Baptist Church for International Ministries.