Roscoe Carlson

Funeral services for Roscoe Carlson were 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010 at Dalesburg Lutheran Church, rural Beresford, with interment at Danefield Cemetery. Visitation was from 4:30 to 8 p.m.Friday, Oct. 15, at Wass Funeral Home in Beresford with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Roscoe Carlson was born March 3, 1930 in rural Beresford, to parents Otto and Esther (Frick) Carlson. He died at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, with family at his side, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010 at the age of 80 years, 7 months and 10 days after a courageous battle with COPD.

Roscoe was a lifelong member of Dalesburg Lutheran Church where he was baptized and confirmed. He served many years on the Church Council. He received his education at Newdale Rural School and graduated from Beresford High School in 1948.

Roscoe married Lois Ellefson on May 26, 1951. To this union one daughter and three sons, Patty, Ron, Gary and Don were born. They lived on a farm south of Beresford where Roscoe farmed and did carpentry work. In 2004 they retired to Beresford.

He enjoyed being with family and friends at their cabin at Swan Lake where he served many years on the Association Board and was instrumental in getting the lake dredged. He loved celebrating holidays with family, playing keyboard and teaching guitar lessons; Christmas lights, the Minnesota Twins and the Minnesota Vikings. Roscoe enjoyed decorating his yard with lawn ornaments and lights when he became confined to his home in Beresford.

His parents, brother, Benhard Carlson; sister, Lucille Cole; son-in-law, David Buechler and grandson, Johnathan Carlson preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Lois; daughter, Patty Buechler of Chancellor; sons, Ron (Sandy), Gary (Katie) and Don (Elma) Carlson all of Beresford; 12 grandchildren, Kristi (Jeramie) Adams, Aaron (Tammy) Carlson, Jessica (Jason) Sylte, Kari (Nick) Oyen, Mike Buechler, Jen Buechler, Becca Buechler, Jeremy (Kris) Carlson, Josh (Audri) Calrson, Jason (Crystal) Carlson, Kevin Carlson and Sara Carlson; 13 great-grandkids with two more coming this spring; brothers, Leonard and Carol Carlson of Beresford; sisters-in-law, Judy Johnson and Helen Ellefson of Sioux Falls and Olive Johnson of Willow Lake.

Blessed be his memory.

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