Randall Warren Carlson

Monday, April 18, 2016 8:36 pm

Randall Warren Carlson, 61, of Lake City, formerly of Decorah, died Monday March 21, 2016, at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital in Lake City. A private family burial service is planned for a later date. Fjelstul Funeral Home is serving the family and online condolences can be left at fjelstul.com.
Randy was born in Decorah July 6, 1954, to Frederic Arnold and Marjorie Anne (Reed) Carlson. Randy was placed in the Hillcrest Baby Fold in Dubuque as a toddler. He later resided at the Powell School in Red Oak and the Woodward State Hospital and School. In 1989, Randy moved to Opportunity Living in Lake City, where he flourished under the guidance of the loving and caring staff.

Randy is survived by his father, Frederic A. (Loma) Carlson, Decorah; three brothers: F. Reed (Sandy) Carlson, Decorah; Garth M. (Donna) Carlson, Bettendorf; Bradford A. Carlson, Decorah; and one sister, Lara T.E. (Garth) Dolphin of Gales Ferry, Conn. He also is survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Randy was preceded in death by his mother, Marjorie Anne Carlson; one sister, Christine Ann Garvin, along with his paternal grandparents, Frederic Hjalmar and Helen E. (Arnold) Carlson and maternal grandparents, Claude E. and Mary A. (Bendergast) Reed.

Randy gave the gift of life through organ and tissue donation to the Iowa Donor Network. Memorial donations in Randy’s name may be given to Opportunity Living, 1890 E. Main St., Lake City, IA 51449.

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