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.
Jill Reller says
I’m very sorry for you loss, Julie and will continue to pray for you and your family.
Viv (Nelson) Watson says
Very sorry for your loss, Devona. Praying for you and your family.
Mary Gusk says
Julie -Deepest Sympathy wishes being sent your way.
Prayers and Hugs!
Cindy Anderson says
I am so sorry to learn of the earthly loss of Russ but I’m rejoicing with you, for he’s now received his Heavenly reward. Russ always had a smile and chipper spirit. I was honored to know him.
Matthew 25:21 “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
“As for God, His way is perfect;
The word of the Lord is proven;
He is a shield to all who trust in Him.”
– Psalm 18:30
HE can be trusted!
Love in Christ,
Mary Anne Milam says
I saw the birthday notice for Russ Carlson today and learned that he passed away in March. It has been many years since I spent time at the Lyman home in Niagara, but memories still linger in my mind. My parents (Gusty and Mike Paque) took me there as a child. It was always a pleasure to see Aunt Dorothy and Uncle Clarence and Dorothy, Bertha, Mary Jane, Laverne, Pat, and all family members (I know I am missing someone). Times were so different back then, and those good memories never leave and I share your loss.
Little Russ says
I’m so sorry Julie, i just found out about Russ, he was an amazing man that’s for sure of course because he’s a Russell Carlson ;-) hope your doing better and keeping your head up , love ya
-(little)Russell Carlson II