William Carlson of Eldridge will celebrate his 90th birthday with a family dinner.
He was born Sept. 17, 1931, in Clinton, the son of Arthur and Minnie Carlson.
He served in the U.S. Army for two years. He farmed in Clinton County and later worked at A.D. Huesing, retiring in 1995.
William married DeLores Stoefen on Aug. 15, 1951. They shared 61 years of marriage prior to her passing in December of 2012.
His children are Debbie (Mike) McGregory and Craig (Julie) Carlson, all of Eldridge, and the late Lori Carlson.
His grandchildren are Jennifer Bayles, Melissa (Tim) Von Muenster, Ben Carlson and Katie Carlson. He also has six great-grandchildren: Jordan, Jake and Cole Bayles, and Lane, Lauren and Sam Von Muenster.
Birthday wishes may be sent to 201 E. Franklin St., Apt. 502, Eldridge, IA 52748.