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Lynn William Carlson

Sep 12, 2020

Feb. 12, 1921 – Sept. 3, 2020

Lynn William Carlson,

the son of Axel and Clara

(Erickson) Carlson was

born on February 12, 1921

in Rugby, North Dakota.

He died at the age of 99

years on Thursday, Sep-

tember 3, 2020 at the

Heart of America Care

Center in Rugby, North


Lynn grew up west of

Wolford, North Dakota on

the family farm and was

the youngest of six chil-

dren. He received his

education in a one room

schoolhouse 1§ miles

from his farm. He was

united in marriage to

Emma Schroeder on June

19, 1956. They made

their home on the family

farm, raising small grains,

Hereford cattle along with

hogs, chickens, and rais-

ing a large garden. They

sold their farm and moved

to Rugby in 1990. Emma

died in 1996. Lynn was

blessed to have a 2nd

wife, Elizabeth (Voeller)

Brossart and they were

married on November 7,

1998 at the Little Flower

Catholic Church in Rug-

by, where they made their


Growing up Lynn’s fam-

ily got their first radio in

1926. When he was 9

years old, he was raking

hay with a team of horses

and by the age of 10, he

was harrowing with a

4-horse hitch. Lynn start-

ed flying lessons at age 18

for $2.00 per lesson,

joined a flying club and

received his pilot’s license

in 1940 at age 28. Lynn

also got struck by lightn-

ing while leading a horse.

He was very proud of his

John Deere tractor collec-

tion and donated 3 of

them to the Prairie Village

Museum in Rugby.

Lynn enjoyed being

with family, friends and

social events. He and El-

izabeth loved to go danc-

ing. He was a member of

the Ox Creek Lutheran

Church, Bethany Luth-

eran Church until they

closed and a member of

the Elks in Devils Lake.

Lynn and Elizabeth lived

their past few years at the

Heart of America Care

Center in Rugby. He was

a great role model for all

that knew him and he will

be greatly missed. Eliza-

beth died on September

10, 2019.

Lynn is survived by six

step-children, Lynda

(Scott) Humble of Ca-

valier, Randy (Cindy)

Brossart, Rugby, Ronnie

(Rita) Brossart of Leeds,

Debbie (Allan) Hoffart of

Rugby, Brenda Brossart of

Grand Forks and Brian

Brossart of Winona, MN;

grandchildren and great

grandchildren; nieces,

Doris Marsh and Donna

(Bob) Beemer, all of Port-

land, OR; great nieces,

Suzanne (Alan) Wolford

of Elko, MN, Roxanne

(Frank) Van Steenvoort of

York, Judy (Thomas)

Freund of Cando, Kris

(David) Kozak of Durango,

CO and Laura Scott of

Longmont, CO; a great

nephew, Michael (Julie)

Schinzer of Merritt Island,

FL; many grandchildren,

great grandchildren,

great-great grandchildren;

many great and great-great

nieces and nephews; oth-

er relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death

by his first wife, Emma

and second wife, Eliza-

beth; sisters, Corrine

Burke and Otillia Burke; a

brother, Casper; an infant

sister, Julia and a 7 year

old sister, Hetvig; a

nephew, Albie Burke and

a niece, Shirley Solberg.

The family of Lynn

Carlson would like to ex-

press our gratitude for

you many acts of kindness

and for your attendance at

the visitation and the fun-

eral service.

Funeral services were

held at 10:00 a.m. Thurs-

day, September 10th at

First Lutheran Church in

Rugby with burial in the

Persilla Watts Cemetery.

Pastor Sharon Baker, offi-


Music By: Thomas

Freund, Cecilia Freund,

Eliza Freund

Organist/Pianist: Pam


Reader: Rita Brossart Eulogist: Lonnie Ander-


Casket Bearers: Randy

Brossart – Ronnie Bros-

sart – Allan Hoffart –

Lonnie Anderson – Frank

Van Steenvoort – Thomas


Honorary Bearers: All

grandchildren, great

grandchildren, nieces,

great and great-great

Nieces and Nephews

Arrangements with the

Anderson Funeral Home

of Rugby. Online registry:



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