September 1, 2022
Robert George Carlson was born on Feb. 27, 1948, in Concordia, Kan., to John Theo and Laverta “Bert” (Farmer) Carlson. Robert grew up on the family dairy farm between Courtland and Formoso and attended Courtland Public Schools. He graduated from Courtland High School in the Class of 1966. Following high school graduation, he attended Fort Hays State University and graduated in May 1971 with a bachelor’s of science degree in ag economics.
On June 12, 1971, he married the love of his life, Janice Lynette Carlson at the United Methodist Church in Belleville.
The end of July 1971, Rob...