Wayne L. Carlson, age 70 of Isanti, died January 8, 2021 at the University of Minnesota Hospital. A graveside service will be held 11:30 AM, Saturday, May 8th at Isanti Union Cemetery, lunch will follow immediately at the Isanti VFW. Military Honors will be provided by his close friends from the Isanti VFW Honor Guard.
Wayne Laurel Carlson was born May 27, 1950 in Mizpah, Minnesota to Warren and Jean (Burgess) Carlson. The family moved to Chisago County and he graduated from Chisago Lakes High School, Class of 1968. He then went to Bemidji State from 1968 – 1970. Wayne joined the Navy and served from 1970 – 1978. After his military service he came back to Minnesota and he was employed as an electrician. Wayne married Kay Pettee on January 3, 1981 and they made their home in Wyoming, Minnesota. They moved to Isanti in 2003. Wayne enjoyed cooking, fishing, genealogy, hunting and traveling. He was an active member of the Isanti VFW Post and also served on their Honor Guard.
Wayne died on January 8, 2021 at the University of Minnesota Hospital at the age of 70 years. He is survived by his wife, Kay; son, Wade (Lojie); 2 grandsons, Wyley and Stellan(who was born February 18, 2021); brother, Brian (Michelle) Carlson; and by many other relatives and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him and loved him.
Chris Thayer says
I just got the news that Wayne had passed away. My condolences.
Mark Matern says
I just learned of Wayne’s recent death. I served proudly alongside “Swede” aboard USS Pogy SSN647. My sincere condolences to Kay and the rest of his family. May he rest in Peace.
William Freeman says
Swede was a talented Electrician’s Mate, a fine submariner, and an excellent shipmate on USS Pogy. He helped me a lot during my submarine qualifications and was great fun on liberty. RIP Brother.