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Edwin Carl Carlson, 85

Edwin Carl Carlson, 85, of Hallock, Minn., passed away peacefully at Kittson Memorial on Tuesday, July 25, 2023.
Edwin “Ed” Carlson was born on Jan. 14, 1938, in Augsburg Township, Marshall County, Minn., to C. Albert and Agda (Stride). The fifth born of 12 children, Ed grew up on a farm before moving into the town of Stephen, Minn., in 1944. Ed graduated from Stephen High School in 1956 and enlisted in the United States Air Force in January 1957. He served our great country for six honorable years (active and reserve). While on active duty, Ed was deployed to Germany and those years spent abroad as a young man were very impactful. Ed often told stories of his adventures during his time in the service.
Ed returned home to Stephen in 1960 and soon met the love of his life, Angel Ann Sparby. Ed and Angel were married at St. Rose Catholic Church in Argyle, Minn., on Feb. 23, 1963. They started their life together in Argyle, then Stephen, before moving to their home in Hallock in 1969. There, Ed and Angel raised their six children.
Ed worked 28 years before retiring from Crane Johnson Lumber Co. Ed lived a simple, quiet life. He enjoyed working with his hands. Over the years, Ed built many buildings and tended many gardens.
In addition to his wife, of 60 years, Angel, Ed is survived by: his children, Mark (Mary) of Griswold, Conn., Merle (Jennifer) of Atlanta, Ga., Ann-Mari (Matt) of Dilworth, Minn., Michael of Nevis, Minn., Alane of Las Vegas, Nev., and Alissa of Cottonwood, Ariz.; along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his siblings, Janice Landreville of Milaca, Minn., Allard (Debbi) Carlson of Hallock, Carole (Jeff) Winter of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and Donna Wilson of Sioux Falls, S.D.; sisters-in-law, Mary (Robert), of Argyle, June Carlson, of Warren, Minn., Betty Carlson of Thief River Falls, Minn.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ed is preceded in death by: his parents; his brothers, Larry, Alden, Dennis and LeRoy; infant brother, Sydney; his sisters, Corine, Marion; his brothers-in-law, Jim Krogh, Dick Wilson, Donald Bates and Willard Landerville.
Graveside services were held on Friday, July 28, 2023, at 11 a.m. in the Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Karlstad, Minn.
Austin Funeral Chapel, Hallock, is in charge of arrangements. www.austinfuneralchapel.com.

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