Dennis Robert Carlson, Jr. was born July 16, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan to Dennis, Sr. and Christabel Carlson.
He attended Dondero High School in Birmingham, Michigan and remained a life-long Birmingham resident.
Denny was the founder of Trutron Corporation in Troy, Michigan; a highly successful manufacturing company he started in a corner of his father's shop over 45 years ago.
He was a sports enthusiast who didn't just sit on the sidelines and watch. He enjoyed golf, shooting, downhill skiing, water skiing, tennis and racquetball. He was a past Board Director of Birmingham Country Club where he was a member for 20 years.
Denny passed away May 6, 2008, at the age of 62. He was a beloved father, grandfather, son, brother and uncle. His generosity and kindness will be remembered by too many to name. He loved and was loved deeply.
Loving father of Samantha Stolz (Tom), Gretchen Dykema (Richard) and Dennis III (Stephenie). Adoring grandfather of Bailey, Blake, Noah, Jonah, Luke, Jason, Cassidy, Sweden, Jesse and Nicholas. Beloved son of Christabel Carlson (nee Diller). Brother of Ingrid DeMarco (Frank) and Eric (Gail). Preceded in death by his father, Dennis, Sr. Former husband of Sue Burnett, Lisa Kingsley and Sylvia Kempl.
Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward Ave. (btwn 13-14 Mile) Sunday 5-8pm and Monday 2-8pm.
Funeral Service Tuesday 11am at Highland Park Baptist Church, 28600 Lahser Rd., Southfield. Visitation begins at church at 10am.
Memorial tributes to Grace Centers of Hope, 35 E. Huron St., Pontiac, MI 48342.
Read Dennis Carlson, Jr.'s Obituary and Guestbook on desmondfuneralhome.com.