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In Memoriam...

"... and the light of Brotherhood shall burn throughout Eternity."

John C. Carlsen III


John was born October 1, 1949, in Evansville, Ind., to John Clayton and Helen Margaret (Nelson) Carlsen. He was a graduate of Duluth East High School. He married Kathleen Rappana on April 28, 1973, in Duluth, and lived in the Virginia area since 1973. He was the owner of Morgan Taconite Oil Company and a partner in the Food-N-Fuel Corporation.

He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Virginia, Virginia Elks Lodge 1003, Virginia Blue Lodge 239 AF & AM, York Rite Bodies of Virginia 77, Eveleth Commandery 35 and AAD Temple Shrine. He was an avid golfer and outdoorsman.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy; daughters Tricia Carlsen of Duluth and Melanie Carlsen of Britt; parents John and Helen Carlsen of Virginia; a brother, Bruce (Sharon) Carlsen of Britt; a sister, Susan Highum of Coleraine; three nieces and three nephews. John was a wonderful Brother who was active both with the active chapter and the Alumni Association. He had a great sense of humor and he will be missed.

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