Ty Eugene Carlson, 19, of Colfax, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. A funeral service was Friday, Aug. 18 at the Colfax Mingo HighSchool with burial at McKeever Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Ty Carlson Memorial Fund and condolences may be left for the family at coburnfuneralhomes.com.
The son of Todd and Kari (McClellan) Carlson, Ty was born Jan. 22, 1998, at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. He graduated from Colfax-Mingo High School in 2016, and was getting ready to start his second year at Iowa Central Community College in Ft. Dodge. Ty was a member of the I.R.C.A., the Iowa Central Rodeo Team, FFA, Spanish Club and Goodman’s Youth Group. During high school he wrestled, played football and was active in rodeos. He loved to ride bulls and anything to do with horses.
Those left to honor his memory include his parents, Todd and Kari; his sister, Taylor and brother, Tate; his grandfathers, Steve Carlson and Ted McClellan; three aunts, Gina McClellan, Jerri Rush and Tami (Rich) Blecha; two uncles, Travis (Kiley) Hamell and Ron (Mary Kay) Hamell; cousins, Hayden, Thomas, Charlie, Wendy (Chad), Dustin, Jessica and Morgan; as well as a special friend, Brooke Nicholson. Preceding Ty in death were his two grandmothers, Mary Ann McClellan and Linda Gray.