Julian D. “Julie” Carlson, 89, of Edison Park. U.S. Navy Veteran WWII. Beloved high school sweetheart and husband of 68 years to Betty Carlson, nee Stipek. Loving father of Dr. Bruce K. (Marilyn) Carlson and the late Richard D. Carlson. Proud and loving grandfather of Dean and Brandon. Fond brother-in-law of the late Robert E. Stipek, Sr. Fond uncle of Robert E. Stipek, Jr. Retired 40+ year employee of ComEd. Julie loved and took pride in his employment at ComEd. Loved being outdoors as a construction line foreman. 70 year member of I.B.E.W. local #134. Member of the American Legion Skokie Post #320 for 60 years. He loved his family, cherished his grandsons and people, and played cards in a couples group for over 20 years. Julian was an avid golfer and loved fishing in northern Wisconsin and Canada. He was very generous, with friends at the last call he would say, “Let’s have one for the Road.” Visitation will take place Tuesday, January 10, 2017, from 5 - 9 PM at the M.J. SUERTH FUNERAL HOME, 6754 N. Northwest Hwy., Chicago. Funeral Wednesday 11:00 am. Interment Arlington Cemetery, Elmhurst, IL. Memorials to Alzheimer’s Association or Anti Cruelty Society appreciated. For further information 877-631-1240 or www.suerth.com.