Staff members of Carlson's Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our entire staff.

Carlson's Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home

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Mike & Helen Carlson Funeral Director/Embalmer

Mike has over 40 years of experience in the funeral industry. He was raised in the Solomon, Kansas area where he graduated from Solomon High School, he then attended Kansas Wesleyan University and received his BS degree from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma. Mike is also a member of the Salina Masonic Lodge and is a member of the Manhattan Lions, Manhattan Rotary, and the Vista Coffee Group. He is a licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer, and licensed insurance pre-need counselor. Mike is married to Helen who is a licensed RN, formerly working with Ascension Via Christi Health Center in pain management and infectious diseases.  She spent many years with Salina Regional Health Center in the Open Heart Department. She is a graduate of North High School in Wichita, Kansas, she also attended Wichita State University and is a graduate of the nursing program at Kansas Wesleyan University, Helen is now involved at the funeral home.  They have 6 children together, Kelli Carlson, Amanda and Ed Groh, Thomas Owens, Shannon and Jason Elam, Adam Owens, and Shauna Owens.  They are also proud grandparents of Nevan Carlson, Adam Groh, Arabella Elam, and Anderson Elam

Mike & Helen Carlson

Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Mike has over 40 years of experience in the funeral industry. He was raised in the Solomon, Kansas area where he graduated from Solomon High School, he then attended Kansas Wesleyan University and received his BS degree from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma. Mike is also a member of the Salina Masonic Lodge and is a member of the Manhattan Lions, Manhattan Rotary, and the Vista Coffee Group. He is a licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer, and licensed insurance pre-need counselor. Mike is married to Helen who is a licensed RN, formerly working with Ascension Via Christi Health Center in pain management and infectious diseases.  She spent many years with Salina Regional Health Center in the Open Heart Department. She is a graduate of North High School in Wichita, Kansas, she also attended Wichita State University and is a graduate of the nursing program at Kansas Wesleyan University, Helen is now involved at the funeral home.  They have 6 children together, Kelli Carlson, Amanda and Ed Groh, Thomas Owens, Shannon and Jason Elam, Adam Owens, and Shauna Owens.  They are also proud grandparents of Nevan Carlson, Adam Groh, Arabella Elam, and Anderson Elam