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Wayne Berent Carlson

Wayne Berent Carlson

Wayne Berent Carlson, 56, passed away August 6, 2014.

Wayne was born Oct. 8, 1957 in Bloomington, Minn., to Les and Ellen Carlson. He was raised alongside four sisters and one brother in Bloomington until moving to Wadena, Minn., in 1973. He attended Detroit Lakes Technical College at age 19. He enjoyed several different occupations before settling on the family business, Carlson Plumbing. After moving around to several different states, Wayne settled on Otter Tail County as his home.

Wayne enjoyed the outdoors: camping, fishing and grilling. He especially loved his woodworking and painting. He spent hours in his shop creating original works of art. He also enjoyed taking his old pickups for evening cruises looking for wildlife. Music was his passion, from his eight-track tapes to his vinyl collection, his taste was very eclectic. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandkids.

Wayne was preceded in death by his mother, Ellen Carlson; and sisters; Tammy Carlson and Debbie Long.

He is survived by his children: Angie Carlson, April (Phil) Fritchman and Cole Buchanan; fianc, Mary Schommer; father, Les (Judy) Carlson; brother, Dwight (Nancy) Carlson; sisters: Robin (Wayne) McClure and Penny (Bruce) McManigle; grandchildren: Colter, Kelsey, and Jace; and numerous nieces and nephews.