Victor A. Carlberg, 85, of Westmont and formerly of Brookfield and LaGrange Park, died April 27, 2012 at his home.
Born in Chicago on Jan. 14, 1927 to Ivar and Aina Carlberg, Mr. Carlberg served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After the war he worked as an industrial engineer for the Campbell Soup company in Chicago.
Locally, Mr. Carlberg was involved in many organizations. He was a longtime member of the Brookfield-LaGrange Park Lions Club, serving many positions, including president. He also had a longtime involvement with the LaGrange Park Little League, where he coached and managed the teams of his three sons. His name appears regularly in the 2004 history of that organization, Touching All Bases.
Mr. Carlberg was active at St. Louise de Marillac Parish in several capacities and served as scoutmaster and assistant scout master for Cub Scout Pack 111 in LaGrange Park.
He was an avid, high-handicap golfer – rain, snow or shine – for most of his adult life. He also enjoyed traveling to Wisconsin on his son’s annual fishing trips and working on his car. He was an avid reader and a crossword puzzle enthusiast.
Mr. Carlberg was the husband of Dorothy R. Carlberg (nee Bartos); the father of Sandy (Gary) Jacobson, Tom Carlberg, John (Sheila) Carlberg, Tim (Maureen) Carlberg, Sue Lilly and the late Geoffrey Carlberg; the grandfather of Vanessa, Erica, Matthew, Anne, Aeryn, Jennifer and David; the great-grandfather of eight; the brother of the late Joan (the late Ray) Cislack; the uncles of Diane Janes, Karen Chase, Eileen Cislak and Alan Cislak.
A funeral service was held May 1 at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Brookfield, followed by interment at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines.
Memorial donations are appreciated to the Brookfield-LaGrange Park Lions Club, P.O. Box 156, Brookfield, Ill. 60513.