ROCK INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – BRAHAM
Marvin Carlson, of Braham, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the JA Wedum Residential Hospice in Brooklyn Park. He was 85 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at the Braham Ev. Lutheran Church.
VISITATION will be held from 4-7 pm on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home in Braham and 1 hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church.
INTERMENT will be in the Rice Lake Cemetery at Braham.
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 3rd generation of the Carlson/Anderson family who have raised their families here.
Marvin is survived by his loving family & 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 & Amy. Great-grandchildren, Tyler, Maya, Lila & Jackson. Nieces & Nephews, Lanny, Nancy, Glen, Diane & Dan.
He was proceeded in death by his loving wife Joan; his parents Alvin & 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 H.S. 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 & 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 & family members who supported Dad through his year-long journey.