Dwight “Bud” Carlson, of rural Mora, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 2, 2011 at his home. He was 84 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held on 2:00 PM on Thursday, January 6th at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Mora.
VISITATON will be from 5:00-8:00 PM on Wednesday, January 5th at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home.
Dwight “Bud” Carlson was born September 25, 1926 in Minneapolis, MN. He was the second child of four to Edwin and Ethel (Nordine) Carlson. At an early age he started going to his grandpa’s farm near Willmar, where his love for country life began. He would spend 9 years there during the summers.
He married Leona, and while living in Minneapolis they had 3 children; Vernell, Glory and Donna. He had several jobs but really wanted to get “to the country” so in September 1953 the family moved onto “the farm.” You name it, Bud could fix it!! The house was winterized by late fall.
While living in Mora, 3 more children were born; Ron, Darlene and Duane. He had several jobs in Mora; selling cars, working at the Co-Op, and then started working part time at the post office, eventually moving into a full-time rural carrier position. In December 1966 Bud’s son Vernell passed away in Vietnam.
On his farm Bud had cattle and horses, which everyone loved to ride. There were motorcycles, vacations and a lot of camping over the years.
In May 1976 he married Jan and they had a daughter Debra. In 1979, with many prayers, they built a log home. In 1986 he retired from the post office, and since then has enjoyed his time continuing to fix up the log house, travel south for the winters, camping and spending time with family.
Over the years he attended First Covenant Church in Minneapolis, Hillman Baptist Church and then Emmanuel Baptist in Mora. He had been Sunday School Superintendent and taught Bible studies over the years. God was with him always! He spent much time in prayer, loved old hymns and gospel music. He is now in heaven with his oldest son.
He was preceded in death by his son Vernell; his parents and older sister Marge.
He is survived by his wife Janet of Mora; children Glory (Ricky) Shackett of Woodbury, Donna (Richard) Wicks of Sandwich, IL, Ron (Debbie) Carlson San Tan Valley, AZ, Darlene (David) Broughton of Anoka, Duane (Eileen) Carlson of Isanti and Debbie (Scott) Hanson of Grantsburg, WI. Also surviving are his sisters Joanne (Jerry) Lee of Roseville and Marilyn Carlson of Minneapolis; 7 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 4 step great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral service was held on Thursday, January 6th at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Mora. Rev. Vic Elfstrum and Mike Norton officiated. Music was provided by Ruth Hansberry and Randy Reynolds. Pallbearers were Bud’s grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers were Luther Johnson, Ted Poorker, Donald Strom, Jim Evenson, Jim Kastenbauer, Bud Rosengren and Jack Sahlstrom. Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.