Ed Carlson Dead at 75
For over 30 years Ed Carlson made eye contact with drivers across the country and gave them a friendly wave. Known as the “Waver”, Carlson made Reno his home base from the 1970’s until 2007, when he moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to be close to his family.
He walked through Reno, then would hitch a ride to Carson City where he walked and waved throughout the Capital. He would then hitch a ride back to Reno.
He passed away at the age of 75. Services will be held in Cedar Rapids as well as in Reno. He will be remembered as a free spirit with a great smile.