MILTON CARLSON

Milton Carlson, of Grasston, passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Grace Pointe Crossing Gables East in Cambridge. He was 91 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 12, 2013 at Hope Lutheran Church in Grasston with Rev. Jim Sodergren officiating.

VISITATION will be held 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the Rock-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Braham and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.

INTERMENT will be at the Grasston Union Cemetery in Grasston.

Milton Theodore Carlson, of Grasston, Minnesota, passed away on April 6, 2013 at Grace Pointe Crossing Gables East in Cambridge. He was 91 years old.

Milton was born April 30, 1921 in Grasston, Minnesota to John and Emma Carlson. The family lived in Grass Lake Township, where he attended school in Grasston and was baptized and confirmed at Hope Lutheran Church. As a young man he worked on his Grandma Winfield’s farm and the Russell Peterson Farm. Milton enlisted in the Army on March 17, 1943, but due to an accident and several months of hospitalization he was unable to finish his training. Milton was not a quitter and soon found work. He had several jobs over his lifetime: he worked for the railroad, Minneapolis Moline, concrete work at the Duluth Airport, road construction labor and work on HWY 210 in Brainerd, Minnesota, Munkberg Potato Company in Cambridge, and Dahlmans in Braham.

In 1953 he met the love of his life, Marion Swanson, at the Café in Pillager, Minnesota, where she worked and where he ate lunch every day. On September 10, 1955 they were married in Pillager, Minnesota. They made their home in Grasston, Minnesota where seven children were born.

Milton’s hobbies were fishing, hunting, fishing, trapping, ice fishing, watching wrestling on TV and fishing. He truly enjoyed his special time with his fishing buddies Dalton and Marshall. Milton and Marion enjoyed going to the Pine City Flea Market and going to Garage Sales.

Milton enjoyed sitting on the front deck, listening to the radio and watching the cars and trains go by. There were always lots of honks and waves. He was always ready and willing to help where he could. He will truly be missed by all that knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters and grandson.

He will be greatly missed by his wife Marion of 57 years, children Mary (Mike), Milo (Sis), Marlin (Barb), Myla (Michael), Marie (Doug), Marlys (James), Milton Jr. (Tish), 16 Grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren (soon to be 15), many nieces and nephews and his faithful companion Midge.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 12, 2013 at Hope Lutheran Church in Grasston with Rev. James Sodergren officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the Rock-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Braham and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.  Music will be provided by Marie Grundberg. Casket Bearers are Milton’s grandsons: Jerry LaFrenz, Brandon Handy, Cody Carlson, Dalton Nelson, Terry Nieman, Karl Handy, Jade Carlson, and Marshall Sward. Honorary Casket Bearers are Marvin Swanson, Ronald Swanson, Jerry Norby, Raymond Pearson, Rick Victor, Les Nelson, and Jerry Backlund. Interment will be at the Grasston Union Cemetery.

8 guestbook entries for MILTON CARLSON

  1. shirleywarner April 8, 2013 at 7:14 am #

    so sorry to hear,my thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  2. steve and char brown April 8, 2013 at 7:43 am #

    Our thoughts are with you Milton held a specail spot in steves heart! Thinking about the family and their love of their father he will be deeply missed!

  3. Weezy April 8, 2013 at 5:40 pm #

    My sympathy to all of you during this time of Milton’s crossing over. Pray your faith keeps you strong and the wonderful stories that will be told of Milton over these days help you to keep the “fun” times in your hearts. God bless you all!! Weezy

  4. Ron Swanson April 9, 2013 at 5:46 am #

    Milt We will all missed you and you have been a great Brother -In- Law a lot of good fun times that can never be forgoton from the mid fiftys to 2013 never can forget all the good times. Sometimes the fish not bitting but it was fun just to be there with you. RON

  5. Debbie April 9, 2013 at 9:24 pm #

    Uncle Milton,
    I remember the times staying at your place when I and my brother & sisters were small, the times
    we asked to come visit and the fun we had. I remember you always with a smile, a hug and laughinh and of course talking about everything, (at least it seemd like you talked about everything) we will miss those smiles,those laughs, those hugs and most of all you. God Bless
    you, keep you safe and happy. To Aunt Marion and kids, our prayers are with you at this time. He was one in a million.

  6. Lou Klemz April 10, 2013 at 7:11 am #

    You have my sympathy at this trying time. God be with you and your family.

  7. Marion Larson April 11, 2013 at 8:34 am #

    Dear Friends,I am thinking about you all and holding you in my heart. My deepest sympathy to you all.

  8. Marie Sward (Carlson) April 25, 2013 at 6:08 pm #

    Thank you to everyone for all the support these past few weeks. The kind words, the prayers, the cards, flowers and food, have all been greatly appreciated! My Dad was not perfect, but he was one awesome Dad and we loved him and we will miss him every day!

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