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Edward J. Carlson, 62

Edward J. Carlson, 62, of Lancaster, Minn., passed away at his home on May 22, 2023, after a long illness.
Edward Joseph Carlson was born in St. Paul, Minn., on Oct. 12, 1960, to Raymond and Lucille (Eitel) Carlson. Ed attended elementary school in St. Paul and high school in Forest Lake, Minn. After completing high school, Ed enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving from 1971 to 1982. He attended St. Paul Technical College and was in the automated manufacturing technology and engineering program. Edward worked at Schaak Electronics, Bradley Auto Body, and Mounds View District 621 schools as the HVAC specialist. He was chairperson for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Student Chapter and vice president of the student senate of St. Paul Tech. Ed was a jack of all trades and a master of many. He loved automobiles and belonged to several car clubs where he often served as a judge.
Family members include: his wife, Karen; brothers, Ray and Mike; a sister, Kathy; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; a sister, Carolyn; and brothers, Tom, Rick and Jerry.
A celebration of life party will be held in Maplewood, Minn., on Saturday, July 15 at 1 p.m.
Austin Funeral Chapel, Hallock, is in charge of the arrangements. www.

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