Obituary for Robert B. Carlaw

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Robert B. Carlaw

August 28, 1927 - April 1, 2017

Robert “Bob” Carlaw died peacefully and surrounded by love on April 1, 2017 at the age of 89.


Mr. Carlaw was born August 28, 1927 in Northfield, Minnesota. He was a WWII veteran, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1945 to 1946. Bob married Wilma “Louise” Hall on October 9, 1948 and together they shared 68 wonderful years of marriage. He was a loving husband, devoted father, and fun-loving grandpa and great grandpa. He served as a TWA team member for 43 years. Retiring in 1990, he dedicated his time to the TWA Foundation, his grandchildren and great grandchildren, traveling, reading, painting, gardening, building model ships, and other hands on projects.


Bob is survived by his loving wife Louise, daughter Vicki (Bill), son Keith (Gayle), daughter Jan (Al), seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He his preceded in death by his granddaughter Jennifer and great grandson Michael.

Visitation has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 4, 2017 4-8 pm and Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10 am at Hutchens-Stygar Funeral & Cremation Center, 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Charles, MO. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery with Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Stroke Association, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), or Susan G Komen Foundation.

The family would like to extend our sincere thanks to the medical team at Mercy’s Neuro ICU, Hutchens-Stygar Funeral & Cremation Center, and John Knox Presbyterian Church for their extraordinary care. Thank you all for your continued prayers and support.


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hutchens-Stygar Funeral and Cremation Center


5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63304

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Service Information

Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Time: 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Hutchens-Stygar Funeral and Cremation Center


5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63304

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Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery


2900 Sheridan Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63125

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Donation Information

American Stroke Association

Phone: 1-888-478-7653

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Susan G. Komen

Phone: 1-877-465-6636

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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Phone: 1-800-533-2873

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Born: August 28, 1927
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Condolences for Robert B. Carlaw

Elaine crawford posted on4/4/17

My heartfelt sympathy to your family on the loss of a kind and wonderful man. Working with him at TWA was such a pleasure. Smart, kind and funny. May God comfort you and bless you.


Riley and Vivian Venable Duke posted on4/3/17

Louise and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so blessed to have been a part of your family in Levasy, Mo. Loved all of you and were blessed to be neighbors. May your memories of your beloved Bob bring you comfort. With Love, Riley and Vivian Venable Duke


Chris C posted on4/3/17

Sending our deepest sympathy and condolences to your family. May the God of all comfort strengthen you to cope and endure this difficult time.


Betty Venable Turner posted on4/2/17

I am so sorry for your loss, Louise. You and yours will be in my prayers...We were so lucky to have the Hall family as our neighbors...A lot of good memories...God Bless.


Sandra Venable Porter posted on4/2/17

Louise and family, We are so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. May God grant you comfort and peace during this difficult time. Lee and Sandy Venable Porter


Angel Ward posted on4/2/17

Jan and family I am so sorry for your loss. May God wrap his loving strong arms around you during these tough times. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Joanne Laurent posted on4/2/17

With deepest sympathy as you remember Bob