Obituary: Roger CarlsonRoger E. Carlson 71, of Sioux Falls, died Sunday, October 4, 2009 at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls.
Roger E. Carlson 71, of Sioux Falls, died Sunday, October 4, 2009 at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls.
Roger Carlson was born August 29, 1938 at Slayton, MN. He grew up on a farm near Dundee, MN, the youngest of seven children. At age 17, he entered military service where he served in the U.S. Army. While in the military, he served in the Marshall Islands where he participated in Operation Hardtack. He received his honorable discharge from the Army in 1959.
On February 15, 1969, he was united in marriage with Sharon Haugh in Currie, MN. The couple moved to Sioux Falls in 1977 where they lived until the time of Roger’s death.
Roger was employed in the concrete construction business for most of his adult life. After moving to Sioux Falls, he continued to work in the concrete business, eventually owning and operating Roger Carlson Concrete. He retired from the concrete construction business in 2000.
He was well known for his generosity by many individuals and organizations. In his retirement, Roger enjoyed antiquing, woodworking, and building planters, playhouses, and benches for his family. One of his greatest joys was time spent with his grandchildren. Roger also enjoyed playing cards with his friends at the V.F.W.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife of 40 years, Sharon Carlson; his oldest son, Carl V. (Michelle) Carlson and their children Clare and Charlie; his daughter, Jean M. (Ed) Davis and their children, Leslie and Elizabeth; his youngest son, Matthew R. (Lisa) Carlson and their children, Zachary and Alex, all from Sioux Falls, SD; and three sisters, Genevieve Sieve of Fulda, MN, Eunice Ramert of Lake Shetek, MN, and Shirley Bloom, of Balsam Lake, WI.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; and one brother.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:00 am Thursday at St. Michael Catholic Church. Interment will be in St. Michael Cemetery. Visitation for the public will begin at 4:00 pm Wednesday, at Miller Funeral Home, Main Avenue location with the family present to greet friends from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. A Wake service will begin at 7:00 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.
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