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Virgil A. Carlson

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Virgil A. Carlson, age 86 of Willmar, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011 at Bethesda Heritage Center in Willmar. Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Cloverleaf Cemetery in Willmar. Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar is handling arrangements.

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Virgil Arline Carlson was born on March 18, 1924 in Morris, the daughter of Albert and Cornelia (Jacobson) Anderson. She grew up in Morris and graduated from Morris High School. As a young woman, she moved to Willmar where she worked at Bethesda Nursing Home as a bookkeeper. On Oct. 6, 1962, Virgil was united in marriage to Roy M. Carlson. They made their home in Willmar and were able to share in 26 years of marriage before Roy's death in 1988.

Virgil was a faithful member of Calvary Lutheran Church and Sons of Norway.

Virgil died on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011 at Bethesda Heritage Center in Willmar at the age of 86. She is survived by step-children, Lucille Carlson Schafer of Cannon Falls, Richard (and Barb) Carlson of Moundsview, Myron (and Lois) Carlson of Grantsburg, WI, and Kenneth (and Naomi) Carlson of Door County, WI.; 16 step-grandchildren and 26 step-great-grandchildren.

Virgil was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Carlson; siblings, Burton Anderson, Gordon Anderson, Palmer Anderson, Junice Ness and Maxine Anderson; and parents.

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