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Lawrence Michael Carlson, age 70 of Buffalo, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2020. He was born October 1, 1949 in Minneapolis, the son of Robert and Annamae (MacDonald) Carlson.

Larry was a 1967 graduate from Cooper High School in New Hope. He owned and worked at R.E. Carlson in Golden Valley for many years, even after his retirement.

On December 27, 1968 Lawrence Carlson and Karen Aarbo were united in marriage in Brandon, SD.

He was a dedicated member of the American Legion for 50 years, VFW, Elks, Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing.

Larry was a happy man who loved kids and his family. He truly enjoyed time spent with his friends, whom he cherished like family. He will be missed by all.

He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Carlson; niece, Amanda Carlson-Bey; and great-nephew, Jereau Carlson-Bey.

Larry is survived by his wife, Karen Carlson; children, Troy (Angela) Carlson, Kyla Carlson; grandchildren, Tristan and McKayla Carlson, Blake and Dillon Wolff; mother, Annamae Carlson; sister, Roberta “Bobbie” Carlson; and other family and many friends.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM, with visitation one hour prior, at Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church in Buffalo.

Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. 763-682-1363.

6 Guestbook Entries

  1. Kim and Steve Bruhn

    Karen and family,
    Thinking of you during this difficult time.

  2. Marv Siegfried

    Karen and family,
    Larry was like a son to me. We had many happy times together on fishing and hunting trips. I remember them all. You have my deepest sympathies.

  3. Butch and Gail Cowdin

    Our dear friend “Lucky Larry” was larger than life itself. He had a big heart, an enduring love for his family and friends, a love of the outdoors and the game of golf, and a memorable laugh. We will miss him dearly!

  4. Jeff Beilke

    Karen and family
    My sympathies to you all. What a great guy, the memories I have of him and our times together will never be forgotten. Karen dont ever through away your magenta/mauve shirt. Lots of love


  5. Norita Sanderson

    Karen and family,
    My sympathies to all of you. It’s too bad that Sandy and Larry didn’t know each other very well. Their interests were exactly the same, with a little exception of golf. I’m sure they will meet soon and share many hunting and fishing stories. We will endure pain together but remember the memories. RIP Larry!

  6. Shane Steinmetz

    Karen and Family-
    It was a true pleasure getting to know Larry and you Karen and how great he was with all the kids over the years. I always remember the bundle of joy and his bright smile with the kids at church or anytime visiting with you two. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Shane, Noah, Abby and Megan


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