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Herbert Matthew Carlson, 84

Herbert Matthew Carlson, 84, of Menahga died Thursday, March l, 2007 at the Green Pine Acres Nursing Home in Menahga. He was born Feb. 10, 1923 to Oiva and Selma (Lohi) Carlson in Blueberry Township. He attended country school and worked as a far...

Herbert Matthew Carlson, 84, of Menahga died Thursday, March l, 2007 at the Green Pine Acres Nursing Home in Menahga.

He was born Feb. 10, 1923 to Oiva and Selma (Lohi) Carlson in Blueberry Township. He attended country school and worked as a farmer, logger and trapper.

He married Mabel Bernice Gustafson July 8, 1944. They farmed in Blueberry Township and raised Holstein cattle. He also drove school bus for 10 years. Later, he worked as a rural mail carrier for 20 years.

He is survived by his six sons, Dennis, Russell, Bob (Cheryl) and Richard (Marion), all of Menahga, Gaylord (Lisa) of Park Rapids and Roger (Donna) of Carrollton, TX; four daughters, Ava (Bob) Crabb of Tenstrike, Tina (Brian) Tjepkes of Bemidji, Karen (Gerry) Feigal of Lino Lakes, and Arlene (Dennis) Koski of Menahga; a son-in-law, Duane Stein of Champlin; two sisters, Esther Burkman of Menahga and Melba Matteucci of San Francisco; a sister-in-law, Hazel Carlson of Menahga; special friend, Toby Pulju of Wadena; 40 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife; two sons, Gerald and Forrest; one daughter, Patricia; brother, Hans; and sister, Doris, and grandson, Jeff

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Funeral: Monday, March 5 at the First English Lutheran Church in Menahga with Rev. Steven Bruer officiating.

Active casketbearers: His son-in-law Duane Stein and grandsons Michael Koski, Jason Crabb and Brian, Ross, Matt, Jordan and Bo Carlson.

Honorary casketbearers His grandchildren.

Interment: Alajoki Cemetery.

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