John Carlson, 57, of St. Paul died January 16, 2012 in Regions Hospital in St. Paul after a long illness. He was born in Joliet, Ill. and moved to Minnesota in early adulthood.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Hollingsworth, formerly of Cambridge, and two children, Radha and Praloy, adopted from India; a brother and sister and their families in Illinois, parents-in-law Ruby and Evan Hollingsworth of Cambridge, and many relatives and friends. John was a computer professional, employed by Moneygram in Minneapolis. His hobbies included his family, cooking, photography and helping others.