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May 5, 1949 – Friday, June 8, 2012

Service Information
Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo
Friday, June 15th, 2012
3:00 P.M.

Visitation Information

Richard Bruce Carlson, age 63, of Otsego & formerly of Buffalo passed away on Friday, June 8, 2012 at his residence.

He was born on May 5, 1949 in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, the son of Vernon & Verona (Helle) Carlson.

Rich had a degree in Computer Technology and worked within the field for many years.

He was a former member of Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo and sat on many Boards for The Church Council. He was now a member of Word of Peace in Rogers.

Rich is survived by three sons: David (Siv) Carlson of Bremerton, Washington; Peter (Erin) Geoffrion of Oakridge, Oregon and Matthew Carlson of Lewiston, Idaho; a grandson: Isaac Geoffrion; sisters: Joyce (Henry) Berg of Buffalo and Janet (Kevin) Lincicum of Plymouth; nieces and nephews: Jonathan (Nikki) Berg, Adam (Stefany) Jessen, Drew Jessen, Stephanie (Chris) Koivisto and Emily Cupp; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents Dr. Vernon Carlson and Verona Carlson McKinstry.

A Memorial Celebration of Life Service for Richard Carlson will be held on Friday, June 15th at 3:00 P.M. at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to

1 Guestbook Entry

  1. steve jeske

    In school, BHS, Rich was known as
    “The Brain” R.I.P.


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