Richard H. Carlson

Born: Sun., Dec. 16, 1951
Died: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019


A Memorial Visitation from 5-7 PM

Fri., Feb. 15, 2019
Location: Weicht Funeral Home


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Richard H. Carlson, 67, passed away suddenly at his home in Angola, Indiana on February 9, 2019.

He was born on December 16, 1951 in Sidney, New York to Herbert and Marguerite (O’Halloran) Carlson.

Richard graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business from Tri-State College in Angola.

He owned and operated his own trucking company, KRC Transport.

Richard enjoyed listening to oldies, antique cars, N Scale Trains and collecting coins.  He was found often at Village Kitchen drinking coffee and socializing with his friends.  Most of all he loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.

He married Kathleen M. Tibbs on April 16, 1977 and together they had two daughters, Katrina (Harry Townsend) Carlson of Kendallville and Kristen (Wesley) McGuirk of Fremont.  He is also survived by his beautiful grandchildren that he loved dearly, Kaitlynn McGuirk, Jasmine McGuirk, Kelby Townsend and Kami Townsend; brothers-in-law John Tibbs of Niles, Michigan and Scott (Shannon) Tibbs of Bloomington; sisters-in-law Patti Beck of Angola, Cindi Tibbs of Angola and Diane (Max) Williams of Ohio; and his mother-in-law, Shirley Tibbs of Angola.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Kathleen M. Carlson in 2016 and sister Joyce DiDonna.

A memorial visitation will be held from 5-7 PM on Friday, February 15, 2019 at the Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, Indiana.

Memorials may be made to Parkview Home Health and Hospice.

Charitable donations may be made in Richard's memory to the following organization:

Parkview Home Health and Hospice

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Randy and Cheryl Eyster
   Posted Mon February 11, 2019
So very sorry to hear this. Praying for you both Krissy and Katie and your families during this time of sorrow.

John Tibbs
   Posted Mon February 11, 2019
Our hearts all all broken. I love you all.

John Volt
   Posted Mon February 11, 2019
Gone all to soon. I knew Rick from high school...one great basketball player and many other talents. Remember the good and great times.

Vicki Miller Kulze
   Posted Mon February 11, 2019
Rick and I go way back to grade school at Sidney Central School. He was always a gentle guy, despite his size. I know he inherited his gentle nature from his sweet Mom. I remember him playing trombone in our Band, and playing basketball. He was the Class of 1970's beloved "Moose". The last time that I saw Rick was when his Mom died in 2002, but I am so thankful that we connected on Facebook. I send my love to his cherished family, as you were his everything. May God comfort you as you go on.

Michelle & Randy Henschen
   Posted Mon February 11, 2019
Katie, We send our deepest condolences to you and your family. May his loving memories bring you comfort in your time of need.

Mark Beck
   Posted Tue February 12, 2019
Katie, Krissy, and families. What can anyone say at times like these. Your dad was the best person I have ever met in my life. If you ever needed anything he was the first to step up, I cannot recall a time he ever complained. I do know he loved you two dearly, and take comfort he is with the love of his life right now. Thinking of both of you, and love you much!!

Tina white
   Posted Tue February 12, 2019
Rick will be missed dearly.A bright point of the day was seeing him at the village kitchen and getting one of those great hugs. Thinking of the family in this time of sadness..