Harold E. Carlson

March 29, 1922May 26, 2013

Carlson, Harold E. “Hal” of New Port Richey, Florida, formerly of Effingham, Kansas, passed away on May 26, 2013 at the age of 91. Hal proudly served his country during WWII as a US Navy pilot. He retired from the USD 377 after 34 years as a teacher and administrator. Survived by his wife, Katie; and the Frieden family.


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June 5, 2013

Mrs. C-I am so sorry to hear the news about Mr. C. I have been quoted on a number of occasions that you and Mr. C were not only my favorite teachers, but were truly great teachers in all facets of life. Steve Reichle

June 3, 2013

Katie -- We were so sorry to hear of Hal's passing. He had a good long life playing golf and loving you. We had a lot of good times together.
Chick and Bonnie Gordon
Tampa, FL

June 2, 2013

Dear Mrs. Carlson - We were sorry to hear about Mr. Carlson's passing and our family extends our deepest sympathy to you. Both of you were a large part of why growing up in Effingham and attending ACCHS was so great. We will hold you in our hearts and keep you in our prayers.....Patricia (Nichols) Brose (Gurnee, IL), Micheal Nichols (Bozeman, MT), Peggy (Nichols) Wessel and Steve Wessel (Baldwin City, KS)

May 31, 2013

Dear Mrs. C., I was sad to learn of Mr. C's passing. Many memories of him and of you - he taught me to change the only tire I have ever had to change on my own. I still think he let the air out before we went out to Driver Ed. And you still owe my senior English class a joke about a cabbage?? Best wishes to you and prayers for your comfort and peace. Mary Lou Barnett Bowen, Class '56

Rhonda Ramirez

May 31, 2013

Mrs. C,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find comfort in knowing that Mr. C touched the lives of many people and we have fond memories of you both.
God Bless,

May 30, 2013


Sorry to hear about Hal's passing. I have so many fond memories of you and Hal from High School. You were great models for us young kids.

Elaine Sutter Montgomery

May 30, 2013

Mrs. Carlson so sorry to hear of Mr. Carlson's passing. He was one of my favorite teachers at ACCHS. Cora Watson Chambers, Class of '54.

May 29, 2013

Mrs. Carlson - so sorry to hear of Mr. Carlson's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I will always remember being in Mr. Carlson's algebra class and your English class. both of you were my favorite teachers and have so many memories of ACCHS in the 50's.
Darlene (Gill) Miller, Atchison, Ks class of 1954.

May 29, 2013

Katie, I'm saddened to learn of the passing of Coach Carlson. He and you did much to make my years at ACCHS easier to bear during a difficult time in my life. Your English instruction has been invaluable in my journalism career, and Coach worked so hard to get algebra into my head. I love you both and often think of you. My prayers are with you now....Patty Callahan Moore

May 29, 2013

Dear Katie, sorry to hear about your loss.
We remember how you and Hal taught our daughter, Polly how to water ski.
Your old neighbors at Sutter's Lake by Effingham.
Butch and Kay Faught