SGT, Carson Allen Louis Holmquist, USMC, age 25, of Grantsburg, Wisconsin, was one of the four Marines killed in the July 16, 2015 shootings at a military facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Carson is the son of Thomas (Susan) Holmquist and La Brenda (nee: Johnson) Holmquist, born October 6, 1989 in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. Carson was a 2008 graduate of Grantsburg High School. Throughout high school, he worked on a farm in Grantsburg. Carson married Jasmine Jones on January 28, 2012, and they were later blessed with a son, Wyatt Allen.
He joined the Marine Corps in 2009 and was a part of the Mike Battery, 3rd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve. Carson served a deployment in Okinawa, Japan and in Afghanistan as a diesel mechanic specialist. He returned in May 2014. He earned several medals and honors, including the Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, a Global War of Terrorism Service Medal and two Sea Service Deployment ribbons.
Carson loved his family and friends. He loved cars, trucks, and farming. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, but his true passion in life was his family and friends.
Carson is preceded in death by his grandparents, James Holmquist and Donald and Ruth Johnson. He is survived by his loving wife, Jasmine; son, Wyatt; parents, Tom (Susan) Holmquist and La Brenda Holmquist (Jeff); brother, Chris Holmquist (Meghan); step-brother, Robert (Caitlin) Drake; step-sisters, Serina Drake and Kendra Drake; sister in-law, Jerrica Jones; grandmother, Judi Holmquist; extended family, Kara, Kyle and Elisa.
The U.S. Marine Honor Guard will be serving as the pallbearers. Chaplain Mike Matson will be officiating the service. Arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home Webster, Siren and Grantsburg, Wisconsin. Online condolences can be expressed at www.swedberg-taylor.com