John A. Carlson, 77

John Arthur Carlson, age 77, of Cokato passed away June 12, 2017. He was born June 10, 1940 in Stockholm Township, MN to George and Alice (Krueger) Carlson. John Graduated from Cokato High School in 1958.

He was united in marriage to Darlene Groskreutz Feb. 17, 1968 in Litchfield, MN. This union was blessed with 2 children.

John worked at Thelander Department Store and the movie theater in Cokato. For the last 30 years, he worked for the State of Minnesota.

Survived by his wife of 49 years, Darlene, and children, Jeff and Jackie.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Ardis Schultz.

A graveside service was Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Cokato, with a time of gathering preceding it at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire and bright colors were encouraged.

Arrangements by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato, www.swansonpeterson.com, 320-286-2534

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