OBITUARY

Carl William Bengtson

June 11, 1937December 25, 2020
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Carl William Bengtson, 83, passed away peacefully on Christmas Day, 2020 at his home in Kirby Pines Manor in Memphis TN. Carl was born June 11, 1937 in Boston MA to Richard and Ruth Bengtson. He had an older brother Rick who preceded him in death. He is survived by his younger brother, Paul. Carl graduated from Tufts University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and worked almost his entire life at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory in Schenectady NY as a Procurement Engineer for the Navy nuclear power program. He helped start Clifton Park Community Church in NY in his early adult life where he was an Elder and a teacher. He loved to sing in choirs at every church he was a part of. He enjoyed time with his family, especially his 12 grandkids. He also enjoyed time with many friends. His hobbies over the years included hockey, baseball/softball, snow skiing, fishing, and traveling, especially to the ocean. Carl is survived by his wife of 57 years, Edith M. Bengtson, and by his sons, Scott and Todd Bengtson and their families. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 5296 Park Ave. Memphis TN 38119. Visitation is at 10am and service at 11am. There will be no internment service grave side. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to either the Big Dog Street Ministry via Service Over Self of Memphis, the Orphan Grain Train, Memphis Coalition for Life, or a church/ministry of your choice.

  • FAMILY

  • Richard and Ruth Bengtson, Parents (deceased)
  • Rick Bengtson, Brother (deceased)
  • Edith M. Bengtson, Wife of 57 years
  • Scott and Todd Bengtson, Sons
  • Paul Bengtson, Brother
  • He also leaves 12 grandkids, friends and extended family to cherish his memory.
  • DONATIONS

  • Big Dog Street Ministry via Service Over Self of Memphis
  • the Orphan Grain Train
  • Memphis Coalition for Life
  • any church/ministry of your choice.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 16, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, January 16, 2021

Memories

Carl William Bengtson

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Louise Hedstrom

January 1, 2021

Dear Ede, Scott, Todd and families,
Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear husband, father and grandfather. Carl was someone we admired. May you all feel God’s comforting presence as you grieve for him.
With our love and prayers,
Herb and Louise Hedstrom

Patricia Koontz

January 1, 2021

Dear Ede and Family. You are being held close in our hearts, even from far away.
God be with you.
Love, Peter and Pat

Bev Green Henkel

January 1, 2021

Ede and sons, grandchildren and all family. Please accept my sympathy on hearing of the death of Carl. May you all experience God meeting your deepest needs as you grieve yet celebrate a life well lived.

Jean Anderson Johnson

January 1, 2021

Edie and family,
A note to let you know I care about what you are experiencing. Let the memories encourage you as God brings them to mind.
My love,
jean (SCH classmate)

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Biography

Carl William Bengtson, 83, passed away peacefully on Christmas Day, 2020 at his home in Kirby Pines Manor in Memphis TN.
Carl was born June 11, 1937 in Boston MA to Richard and Ruth Bengtson. He had an older brother Rick who preceded him in death. He is survived by his younger brother, Paul.
Carl graduated from Tufts University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and worked almost his entire life at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory in Schenectady NY as a Procurement Engineer for the Navy nuclear power program.
He helped start Clifton Park Community Church in NY in his early adult life where he was an Elder and a teacher. He loved to sing in choirs at every church he was a part of.
He enjoyed time with his family, especially his 12 grandkids. He also enjoyed time with many friends. His hobbies over the years included hockey, baseball/softball, snow skiing, fishing, and traveling, especially to the ocean.
Carl is survived by his wife of 57 years, Edith M. Bengtson, and by his sons, Scott and Todd Bengtson and their families.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 5296 Park Ave. Memphis TN 38119. Visitation is at 10am and service at 11am. There will be no internment service grave side.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to either the Big Dog Street Ministry via Service Over Self of Memphis, the Orphan Grain Train, Memphis Coalition for Life, or a church/ministry of your choice.