Robert H. Karlson

Company A 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 09/17/1944




Robert H. Karlson was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 3, 1913.
His religion was listed as Protestant.

Private First Class Karlson was killed in action near Brandscheid, Germany, during the first
penetration of Germany by the 22nd Infantry in September 1944.

The following article was published in the Sawyer County Record
Aug. 19, 1948

The remains of the late Pfc. Robert H. Karlson, who was killed in Germany on Sept. 17, 1944, will be returned
to Winter, WI, on Saturday, Aug. 21, 1948.

Robert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Karlson, was born in Chicago on July 3, 1913, coming to the Winter community
with his parents when he was five years of age. He attended the public schools at Winter, after which he was
affiliated with the Conservation Department.

On July 20, 1940 he was married to Frances Birkett of Winter, residing in that community until he entered the
military service on Oct. 25, 1943. To this union one daughter, karen, was born on July 16, 1943.

Survivors are his wife; one daughter; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Karlson; one sister, Mrs. Margaret VanWinkle;
and once niece, Carol VanWinkle, all of Winter.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2:00 from the Presbyterian Church, Winter,
Rev. Walter Swanson officiating. Interment in the Winter cemetery. Military services will be in charge of the
Winter VFW and American Legion Post. The Koerpel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

from the Find A Grave website



Robert H. Karlson was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Hamm Cemetery, Hamm, Luxembourg and some time later
his remains were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in Wisconsin on August 21, 1948.

Winter Cemetery
Sawyer County
Wisconsin, USA


The grave marker for Robert H. Karlson

Photo by Karen Hill from the Find A Grave website




The grave monument for Robert H. Karlson

Photo by Karen Hill from the Find A Grave website








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