In Memoriam David "Buzz" Carlson
Buzz, you were a dear friend. Not only did you give of yourself and share your experiences, you were a genuine friend to all who knew you and I am proud to have called you a friend. Our community would not be the same without your support.
I enjoyed every opportunity that I had to meet up with him. I am lucky that I have many more memories because of his pictures at many of our fires. You were a great man, and I appreciate everything you did for the fire service in northern Illinois.
Thank you Buzz for every laugh, picture, compliment, dinner date, joke, firework, hug and memory. You have truly been a blessing in my life. You will be in my heart forever.
Someone so special will not be forgotten, Happy times I could never regret. Wonderful memories will live on forever in my heart.
There aren't many people like Buzz Carlson in this world today, which makes me feel so fortunate to have been able to spend some precious time with him these past several years. While I'm deeply saddened that Buzz is no longer with us, I'm also incredibly thankful. Thankful for the stories told, the songs sung, the jokes exchanged, the memories made.
You know how much Buzzy meant to the fire service, especially in Rockford. We were friends before I joined the fire department, and I never had a moment with him that I did not enjoy.
A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven. We part with our beloved David A. Carlson in pain. We are honored and blessed to have known you. You are truly a blessing in our lives and we'll miss you Buzz.
This world needs more people like Buzz Carlson. Wherever he would be was a better place because he was there. He was a man full of joy, love, and compassion. He brought so many smiles and so much laughter to anyone lucky enough to share a room with him.
He was without doubt one of the best men I have ever known and it was such an honor to call him a friend. Words cannot describe how much he meant to not only me but to everyone who knew him.
Buzz was always the life of the party and always full of wisdom and good jokes. Whenever he would walk into a room it would light up just because of his presence. I am so glad I was able to meet you, have fun singing karaoke with you, and overall become a good friend to a great person.
He always brought a smile to everyone’s face.
Brothers are such special friends.