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Harry E. Carlsen

August 16, 1945 - February 6, 2018


Spencer, New York

Date of Death:

February 6, 2018



Birth Date:

August 16, 1945

Birth Place:

Biloxi, MS

Service Information:



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Harry E. Carlsen

Harry E. Carlsen, 72, of Spencer, NY, passed away unexpectedly at home on February 6, 2018.  Harry was born August 16, 1945 in Biloxi, MS.  Harry grew up in East Brunswick, NJ and graduated from Delaware Valley College in 1967.  Harry moved to Spencer, NY in 1970 to start his career in dairy farming, where he had cattle up until January of 2018.

Harry was preceded in death by his parents, Harry & Elinor Carlsen; and his wife, Karen Duncan-Carlsen.  He is survived by his sister, Elin Christina (Bill) Siebels; his three children, Pamela (Eric) Simcoe, Matthew (Ann) Carlsen, France (Wayne) Huddleston; three grandchildren, Gregory Carlsen, Chenelle Huddleston and Sheldon Huddleston; three nephews and numerous friends.  

Harry was an avid volleyball player, in which he played several days a week for most of his adult life.  He enjoyed animals, farming, the outdoors and watching sports. 

It was Harry's wishes that there be no calling hours or services.  There will be a celebration of life at a later date. 

Memorial contributions in Harry's memory can be directed to Harry and Karen Carlsen Memorial Tournament, c/o Spencer Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 158, Spencer, NY 14883; or a local fire company of ones choosing.  The family is being assisted by Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY.  Those wishing to send a message of sympathy may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

Sympathy Messages

From: Gregory Mark Carlsen
Email Address:
Dearest family of Harry Edward Carlsen,
Harry Edward Carlsen is my Uncle Eddy, brother to Gerhardt Jens Ingamond Carlsen.
How easily we grow apart and sad in our loneliness. I reach out to you with a message of love and interest in our extended family.
If you see this message please reply to my email as supplied.
Our family history is indeed long and wide and I look forward to knowing more about you.
Kindest Regards,
Greg M. Carlsen
Perth Western Australia
28 December 2020

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