Marvin L. Carlson

Marvin L. Carlson

Marvin LeRoy Carlson celebrated his heavenly birthday on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Marvin was a lifelong resident of Braham, Minnesota and was part of the third generation of the Carlson/Anderson family who have raised their families here.
Marvin is survived by his loving family and many friends, children, Linda Carlson (Rick) Wescott of Gig Harbor WA, Laurie (Bill Voedisch) Carlson of Marine on St. Croix, MN and Richard Carlson of Braham, who lives at the family farm; sister, Florence (Jerry) Shebetka of Elk River, MN; grandchildren, Nick, John, Dave, Sarah, Rob and Amy; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Maya, Lila and Jackson; nieces and nephews, Lanny, Nancy, Glen, Diane and Dan.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Joan; his parents, Alvin and Hilda Carlson; brother, Sgt. Ralph Carlson; and nephew Col. Adrian Pone’.
He was born on the family farm near Braham and loved farming there. Marvin graduated from Braham High School in 1950 and has enjoyed many lasting high school friendships. He will miss their 67th reunion this August. Marvin served his country in the US Air Force with the 790th Aircraft Squadron, Fairfax Field. He met Joan at Braham Ev. Lutheran Church Luther League where he was baptized, confirmed and a lifetime active member. They married in 1954 and built their home in Braham in what was thought to be the best neighborhood ever to raise children (40+ of us). Marvin was a cabinet maker at Northern Wood, Mora for 37 years. His craftsmanship with wood started early and he created many beautiful pieces.
Marvin enjoyed snowmobile and fishing trips with friends, hunting, bowling at the Braham Lanes, meeting the guys at the Park Cafe for breakfast and having coffee with the farmers at the Grasston Feed Mill. He loved fishing at the family Pine Lake cabin. Bingo on Monday nights at the Event Center was a fun time with special folks. Most of all he enjoyed farming with his son, Richard.
The family wants to thank the medical and hospice professionals who cared for Dad in such a loving manner. You went out of your way to help and encourage. May God bless Pastor Rich Chronis for visiting and encouraging Dad and the family during his year-long battle. Special blessings to the friends and family members who supported Dad through his journey.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at the Braham Ev. Lutheran Church.
VISITATION will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home in Braham and one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church. Pastors: Beverly Robinson, Rich Chronis, Lanny Westphal (nephew), music: Scott Glidden and Ruth Grundyson; casket bearers: Gary Linders, Brian Carlson, Glen Westphal, Rob Voedisch, Nick Carlson Wescott and John Carlson Wescott. Interment is at the Rice Lake Cemetery of Braham.
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