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Daryl John Carlson, age 67, of South Haven, MN passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at his residence.

He was born on July 26, 1956 in St. Francis, MN the son of John P. “Jack” and Joyce M. (Heidelberger) Carlson.

Daryl honorably served his country in United States Navy for twenty-four years from 1973 to 1997.  He retired as a Navy Chief E7.  Daryl later worked at The Buffalo Hospital in Registration from 1998 until his passing.

He was a Union Steward for S.E.I.U. Local #113.  Daryl enjoyed playing cards and softball.

Survived by his loving wife Wilai Carlson; children Steven Carlson, Timothy (Sara) Carlson and Cherie Carlson; three grandchildren; his mother Joyce M. Carlson; a brother David (Betty) Carlson; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his father in 2004.

A memorial service for Daryl J. Carlson will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 3:00 PM at Zion Lutheran Church.  Pastor Kari Bahe will officiate.

Visitation will take place at the church on Wednesday, June 12th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM.

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The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN assisted the family with funeral arrangements.

6 Guestbook Entries

  1. Mary Rufer

    May you be at peace…. Your smile and sense of humor will be greatly missed. You had a love for your coworkers friends and most of all people. God bless.

  2. Tracy Brandes

    Daryl, you are at peace! You will be missed. Wilai, much love to you and Steven. You are one loved lady by your husband and your work family. We are here to help, to love you and to help and care for you.

  3. Mandy Hoffman

    Daryl was an amazing individual. He lit up any room he was in with his smile and his wit. He was so proud of his family. He spread joy at work and to others all the time and that light will be missed by everyone who knew him.

  4. Melissa Russenberger

    Wilai, I’m so sorry for the loss of Daryl. I used to work in the laboratory at Buffalo Hospital about 17 years ago and fondly remember both you and Daryl. He had a smile and a sense of humor that will never be forgotten. My heartfelt condolences to you and Steven.

  5. James Williams

    Farewell shipmate and old friend. We served in Guam together. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

  6. Donna Meidinger

    Daryl, your co-workers in Patient Registration at Buffalo Hospital will miss you. RIP. Wilai and Steven, so sorry for your loss.


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