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Paul Harold Carlson

Paul Harold Carlson, age 87, of Apple Valley, formerly of Dassel, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at Augustana Health Care Center of Apple Valley.

He was born March 8, 1920, to Herman and Elvina (Dille) Carlson at Dassel. Paul was baptized and confirmed at the Dassel Covenant Church.

He graduated from Maynard Lake School in 1934, and the Dassel High School in 1938.

Paul served in the US Army with the 243rd Battalion from 1943 to 1945, in the European Theater.

He was united in marriage to Marcella Kyhn in 1956. They made their home in Bloomington.

Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Marcella, in 2003; his parents; and brothers Melvin, Donald, Stanley, and Arnold.

He is survived by a son, James (Lorraine); a daughter, Deborah; grandchildren Nateira, Mitchell (Elizabeth), and Andrea; a brother, Willard; and sisters, Mabel Brustad and Violet Sears.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Dec. 6 at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Bloomington with the Rev. Thomas Olson officiating. Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.