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Winston N. Carlson


Winston N. Carlson

Winston was born in Minneapolis on July 18, 1926. Parents Mildred and George Carlson.  He had two sisters: Dorothy and Darlene.

He graduated from Roosevelt High School June 1943 (he went to summer school to graduate early to enroll in the Navy).


Winston enlisted in the Navy and served on the US Wiley. He served   during WWII in China and Okinawa. His rank was Seaman 1st Class.


He met Doris at, Minneapolis Gospel Tabernacle in Minneapolis.  He started their relationship at the age of 15 by shooting rubber bands at her. Married one week after his return from the Navy. Many of their life long friendships were formed at this church.


Winston attended Minneapolis School of Business graduating with an   Associates of Business degree.  He had a variety of jobs including: tree trimming, selling cookware, clothing sales at Brown Clothing, and  weather stripping installation.  He spent approximately 32 years working for the Soo Line Railroad.  He was happy that he spent more years retired than he did working for the railroad.


Doris and Winston had two sons and two daughters, six grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.


Winston built his own home using mainly cement blocks to have fire proof home. They have lived there for 67 years. He prayed that he would be able to stay in his home until he went to heaven. God answered his prayers.


He enjoyed gardening Super Fantastic tomatoes, raspberries and grapes.


Winston loved to create special  projects out of wood including:  birdhouses, children’s rocking chairs, and boxes with a hidden drawer.   He helped with major projects in all of his children’s homes.


During his retirement he used his talents to help with the Maps Program.  He helped remodel buildings for many ministries in many states and a Christian College in California.


He loved to travel (especially in his camping trailer). Winston was able to visit all 50 United States.


Winston’s grandmother lead him to a relationship with Jesus at a very young age.  She would pray in Swedish and Winston would knell next to her.   He lived his faith out every day of his life.  He served his church and Jesus in many ways.  His faith in Jesus was his priority.


Memorial Service 2 PM Sunday, April 7 at Plymouth Covenant Church, 4300 Vicksburg Lane. Memorials to Plymouth Covenant Church Missions. 

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