September 2, 1931 – Thursday, November 2, 2017
South Haven Town Hall-South Haven, MN
Saturday, November 18, 2017
William Darrell Carlson, age 86, passed away Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted, Minnesota.
Bill was born September 2nd, 1931 in Pocahontas, Iowa to Harry and Hattie (Harriet Lambertson) Carlson, the sixth of 12 children.
In 1941 the Carlsons moved to Hector, Minnesota, where Bill helped on the family farm and attended high school, graduating in 1950. He was active in F.F.A., sports, band and developing his lifelong love of music.
Bill married Lois Lindekugel in 1952 and they were blessed with 8 children. They lived in several Minnesota communities until Bill’s retirement, when they settled south of Annandale.
He was employed as a machinist and welder. Bill was known as a hard worker, who took pride in what he built. Other hobbies included wood working, gardening, and genealogy. Bill also enjoyed western movies and was a John Wayne fan. His interest in music included classical, big band marches, ballads, and in later years he was especially fond of Celtic music which seemed comforting to him as he struggled with Alzheimer’s and complications after his stroke.
Bill will be remembered for being a loving husband, father, grandfather and having a “green thumb”. He had a delightful and dry sense of humor!
William is survived by his wife: Lois; 8 Children: Sonja Carlson of St. Paul, Joyce Miceli of Annandale, Rebecca (Lee) Titrud of Cokato, Laurie (Larry) Smith of Howard Lake, Melodee Pineiro of Bedford, Texas, Craig Carlson of Hutchinson, Richard (Amy) Carlson of Dassel and Paul Carlson of Spicer; 16 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren; 4 siblings: Ila Mae Weis, Carol Dill, Darwin Carlson and Darlene Gentry; other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents, siblings: Arvin, Delpha, Glen, Dale, Verne, Doris and Dorathy.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at The South Haven Town Hall.
Private interment will be this coming spring at The Hector City Cemetery in Hector, Minnesota.
Memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association or The American Heart Association.