Funeral services for Allan Carlson of Roseau will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 11 AM at Helgeson Funeral Home in Roseau. Visitation will be one hour prior; with interment at Pine Grove Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
Allan Eugene Carlson passed away peacefully on February 2, 2020 at the LifeCare Roseau Manor at the age of 83.
Allan was born on August 8, 1936 to Pete Carlson and Lena (Ringius) in Mickinock Township of Roseau County. He attended school in Skime, MN. He and Linda (Moe) were united in marriage in 1962 and were married for 36 years. Allan worked as a self-employed pulp hauler, for O. K. Machine Co. as a dragline operator and owned and operated Carlson Lumber for over 40 years. In addition, he farmed, had cattle and operated Carlson & Son Grading.
He was a member of the Pine Grove Lutheran Church, was a longtime hospice volunteer and loved fishing, hunting, woodworking, gardening and tree planting. His time with his grandkids was always a priority. One of Allan’s unique gifts was sharing his knowledge of practical life skills with his kids and others. His expertise and patient tutelage in woodworking, plumbing and engine repair were invaluable gifts he passed along to family and friends. Those who worked with him know his motto was, “Get that project done! Then you can have fun!”
He is survived by his children, Jackie (Jeb) Erickson of Roseau, Shane (Melinda) Carlson of Roseau and Pete (Nicole) Carlson of Centerville, MN; grandchildren, Savannah, Elias (Kiawna), David and Adam; brother, Clayton (Barbara) Carlson; sisters, Sharon Orvis and Carol Carlson; sister-in-laws, Nancy Carlson and Linda Carlson and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Norma (Stanley) Anderson, Gwen (Clarence) Nelson; brothers, Ernest, Dennis (Helen), and Lowell.
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