Their children are Scott and Anne Carlson of Council Bluffs, Wendy and Grant Weaver of Kingsley and Errin Carlson of Kingsley. The couple have seven grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.
Mr. Carlson and the former Karen Davis were married April 16, 1960, at Elk Point, S.D.
Ron retired in 2002, after 43 years of employment with the Iowa Department of Transportation. Karen retired in 2003 after 30 years of employment with the Kingsley-Pierson School District hot lunch program.