Phone: (906) 786-2142
400 S 10th St. - Escanaba, Michigan 49829
West 3755 US 2 - Spalding, Michigan 49886
Carl Allen Lawson
Date of Death: December, 09 2017

                Carl Allen Lawson, 78, Gladstone and Escanaba resident, passed away December, 9, 2017 at UP Health System- Marquette. He was born in Detroit on June 26, 1939, son of the late Clifford Paul and Anna (Nantais) Lawson. He married the former Patricia Corbisier on August 26th 1961.
          At age 17, Carl joined the United States Navy for four years. He was stationed in Pensacola Florida, and was reassigned to Guantanamo, Cuba for 31 months. In 1960 he finished his four years in the Navy and then joined the United States Coast Guard the same year. His first duty station in the Coast Guard was in Charlevoix, Michigan aboard the cutter Sundew for four years. He was then assigned to Grand Haven, Michigan Coast Guard Station, followed by a recruiting duty in Wausau, Wisconsin. In 1969, he was Officer in Charge of the Rock of Ages Light House in Lake Superior until 1970, and then Officer in Charge of the Marquette Coast Guard Station from 1970 to 1973. From 1973 to 1976, he was on recruiting duty in Worcester, Mass. While stationed there, he was promoted to Master Chief (E-9). His last assignment was in Jonesport, Maine, where he was a commander of an 82 foot vessel called Point Hannan from 1976 to 1978 until his retirement from the United States Coast Guard at the age of 39.
          After retirement, Carl and his family moved to Escanaba, Michigan. In 1980, he was hired by Mead Paper Co. as a Loss Prevention Officer, until he retired in 1996. Carl volunteered at Lemmer Elementary School for many years, where he was known as "Papa Lawson".
          He enjoyed spending time with all his children and grandchildren, attending family reunions each year, walking in the mall with his buddies, and spending time with his wife, Pat.
          He is survived by his loving wife: Pat, three children: James Paul (Deanna) Lawson of Escanaba, Michael Joseph (Donna) Lawson of McLouth, KS, and Jacqueline Ann (Wayne) Lyons of Cheboygan, MI, one sister: Joanne Griffin of Portland , OR, 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
          He was proceeded in death by his parents.
          Friends may call from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home in Escanaba. Delta County Veterans Council will have military rites at 4:00 p.m. A luncheon will follow services at St. Thomas the Apostle Church parish hall after 5:00 p.m.
          Please visit to send online condolences to his family.
          The Allo Coolman Funeral Homes are assisting the Lawson family.

  • "I am sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Carl when hanging out at the Lawson house with Jackie. We share a family member, John Carl, my nephew, your grandson. I will be praying for your family."
    -Amy Wellman

  • "Pat & family, I am so sorry for your loss. Carl was a wonderful man. I enjoyed working with him & visiting when I would see him. I am going to miss his smile & hugs. Love to all."
    -Lisa Menard

  • "Dear Pat and family......we are so very sorry to hear of Carl's passing, we know he will be so missed by so many! Heaven has gained another angel and we hope God's love/strength will help you all through this. You all have our deepest sympathy/prayers and may all the memories you have in your heart keep him near! "
    -Dale and Sherry WINCHESTER

  • "Pat and family. I am so saddened by the loss of Carl. He was such a wonderful man and a great grandpa to my son John. He will be missed very much. Love you all. My prayers and thoughts are with you."
    -Brenda Duwe

  • "We so sorry for your loss. We send our Love and prayers to all of you. He will be sadly missed by myself and the whole Buck inn crew. It was and still is an honor to know such an amazing man. And to Pat... we do hope you still come visit us. Love Becky Lake and the whole staff at the Buck Inn. "
    -Becky Lake

  • "I am so sorry for your huge loss. Carl was a kind man who always took time to talk to others, ask how they were, and put a smile on their faces. He will be missed."
    -Wendy Pepin

  • "Oh I will miss his smiling face in all the pictures that you send, Pat. I know he will be missed in your very active family. I pray for all of you and you are in my thoughts. All my love. "
    -Rosemary Brown

  • "Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Papa Lawson was a beautiful soul. He always made time to chat with us at all the school events. He will be greatly missed. May his memory be eternal. "
    -The Economopoulos

  • "God bless you and your family at this most sad and difficult time. Carl will be missed by so many just keep the wonderful memories close and know that you are not alone. My hugs and love to all the family."
    -Phyllis Corbisier

  • "We were surprised and sorry for your loss. We have good memories of our time together. Our prayers are with you and your family."
    -Charles and Margie Hanshaw

  • "May God Bless him and his family. They have always been there throughout my life and I am indebted by his family. I will never forget his kindness and the way he never forgot me as a young Child. I love you. You will always be in my heart."
    -Greg Elie

  • "Such a awesome man!"
    -Judy Davidson

  • "Pat: I am saddened by this news.I learned much from Chief. I will keep you all in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. Sympathies to all the Lawson’s. Godspeed Chief. Jim Carroll Marquette 1970-73"
    -Jim Carroll (Beans)

  • "Dear Pat We were shocked and saddened by the news of Carl's passing. Both you and Carl have been wonderful neighbors and we will miss him greatly. Keep the wonderful memories close and feel free to call on us whenever you need something. Love Dave and Dianne Lahtinen"
    -Dave and Dianne Lahtinen

  • "I can’t put into words what it has meant to our family to know you and Carl. What wonderful neigboors you folks have been for our first day in our new home. The conversations I’ve shared with him were so enjoyable and I’m going to miss having to hurry to get the driveway done before he did it for me. The man was a gem. A true friend and one of the nicest guy have ever met. Sure gonna miss him. We’ll always be right here for you Pat. "
    -Ed Belhumer

  • "Pat, Jim, Mike,& Jackie My sincerest condolences. Carl was among the best bosses I've ever had the pleasure to work with. I'm sure there are many more that would echo the same feeling. I wish I could be there to pay my respects in person. God bless you. Peder"
    -Peder Schoenfeld

  • "So sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in our prayers. We always love to here the stories from Josh and Lulu when they come back from a visit. Carl was loved very much by your family and he will be missed. Sending our love, Joe and JoEtta"
    -Joe and JoEtta Bellinger

  • "Commitment to family, SERVICE to country and community, another career in protective services. A true friend to many. Well done Carl!"
    -Norm Jahn

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