Visitation for Pastor Carlson will be Friday, 5 PM to 7 PM, with prayer service at 7, in Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead, MN. His memorial service will be Saturday, June 3, 2017, at 2 PM, in First Lutheran Church, Fargo.

Arne Richard Carlson, age 93, died peacefully in his home at Eventide in Moorhead. MN, on May 30, 2017, with family at his bedside. 

Arne was born July 27, 1923, in Fort Dauphin, Madagascar, to missionary parents Olaf Christian and Ragna (Lauvold) Carlson. At the age of 13, his parents returned to Madagascar, leaving their sons, Oliver and Arne, to complete high school in the states. He graduated from Augustana Academy in 1942. He served his country in the US Army, in Europe, from 1943 to 1946. He graduated from St Olaf College in 1949 and Luther Seminary in 1952.

In 1950, Arne married Nadine Stenshoel, Crookston, MN. They served parishes in Black River Falls, WI, Lamoure, ND, Park River ND, and Fisher MN, at Fisher Lutheran and Bygland Lutheran (1967 to 1980), and as chaplain to nursing homes in Twin Valley, MN, and Halstad, MN, until retiring in 1987.

Arne is survived by his wife, Nadine; children, Reed (Amy) Carlson, Terry (Joe) Melby, Miriam Dakutak, and Kurt (Rhona Baron) Carlson; grandchildren, Sarah (Mike) Liljestrand, Sonja Olson, Bethany (Jerome) Ryan, Jesse and Kirstin Dakutak and Polina Carlson; great-grandchildren, Chloe, Natasha, Brooke and Elliott Ryan and Zach Liljestrand; his brother, Oliver (Gene); and sister Laila Rogers. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, E.Roald, Audrey, and Haakon Carlson.
Memorials are preferred to the Kabekona Lake Foundation, Global Health Ministries and Lutheran CORE.

Visitation for Pastor Carlson will be Friday, 5 PM to 7 PM, with prayer service at 7, in Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead, MN. His memorial service will be Saturday, June 3, 2017, at 2 PM, in First Lutheran Church, Fargo.

Online guestbook: www.korsmofuneralservice.com.