Russell W. Carlson, age 72, of Cambridge went home to be with Jesus on March 11, 2021 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. He is free of pain, and at peace with his Lord and Saviour. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, March 26th at New Hope Community Church, 33030 Vickers St NE, Cambridge with a visiting time starting at 10:15 AM until service starts.
Russell is survived by his wife of 37 years, Julie Anne Carlson, of Minneapolis, MN; his mother, Mary Jane Carlson, of Niagara, WI; children Devona (Mark) Emerson, Kris (Andy) Schneider, Bryan (Kari) Carlson, and Andrew (Norma) Malm, as well as grandchildren Anna, Ben, Kyle, Zoe, Abigail, Sara, Dixon, Ebon, Camila, George, and Elisa; siblings Ruth Nicholson, Ron (MaryLynn) Carlson, Rich (Sue) Carlson, David Carlson, Jeanne Draper, Mary (Kelby) Grovender, and Lee Carlson, and many cousins, nieces, nephews, family, and friends. He is preceded in death by his father (Robert) Allen Carlson of Oak Park, IL and Ellison Bay, Door County, sister-in-law Edith (husband David), brother-in-law Pat (wife Jeanne).
Russell was born on April 13, 1948 in Minneapolis, MN to parents (Robert) Allen Carlson and Mary Jane (Lyman) Carlson. Russell was a kind and generous man, who loved God and his family above all else. He enjoyed being in the outdoors, camping, canoeing, and photography. He was always willing to help anyone who was in need. He volunteered many hours working at Trout Lake Camp and Mink Lake Camp. Russell worked for the City of Minneapolis laying blacktop, later as a welder, and most recently owned a construction business with his two brothers. Russell was a member of New Hope Community Church in Cambridge, MN, along with his wife, Julie.