Carl Oscar Carlson, age 79 of Delavan, passed away Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 at Parker Oaks in Winnebago, MN.
A memorial visitation will be Friday March 13 from 4-7pm at Spencer-Owen Funeral Home.
He was born June 25, 1940 in Long Lake Township, Watonwan County, the son of Arnold and Thea (Hunstad) Carlson. He attended St. James High School. On April 10th, 1980, he married Barbara Ann Harper Shields.
Carl lost his leg in a hunting accident in 1953 (age 13) but despite this, he was an avid outdoorsman, hunter, fisherman, and a firearm safety instructor. He taught firearm safety for 39 years. Carl served many years as a board member of the Faribault County Fair, Delavan City Council and the Center Creek Gun Club. He loved the Butterfield Threshing Bee and volunteered his time for over 50 years.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Carlson of Delavan, his son, Bill (Laurie) Shields of Blue Earth, MN, daughter Ann (Ross) Curry of Athens, GA, daughter Jody (Brian) Townsend of Delavan, MN, his sister Marian (Charles) Nibbe, seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents.