Douglas R. Carlson was born Nov. 22, 1939 in Grandy, Minn. He was a 1957 high school graduate of Cambridge High School and a veteran of the United States Navy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Carlson and Frances Carlson (Halverson). He is survived by his son, Bradley Carlson (Donna) of Apple Valley, Minn.; daughter Dr. Stephanie Carlson of Rochester, Minn.; brother Stephen Carlson (Carol) of Webster, S.D.; granddaughters Paige and Lauren Carlson; special friend and long-time partner Deanna Johnson of Webster, S.D. and her immediate and extended family; and many other friends and family in both Minnesota and South Dakota. He will be missed by everyone that knew him.
A graveside inurnment is planned for Thursday, May 23, 2013 at noon at Cambridge Lutheran Cemetery in Cambridge, Minn. Fellowship to follow at the church after the brief service.