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John Frederick Carlson

John Frederick Carlson, 90, of Grand Forks, ND and formerly of Northwood, ND, passed away Thursday, April 7, 2016 at Valley Eldercare in Grand Forks, where he had been a resident since November 6, 2009. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 3:00p.m. at the Bilden Funeral Home in Northwood. A visitation will be held from 2:00p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.
Fred was born to Gust and Myrtle Carlson on February 7, 1926 at Northwood, ND. He attended school in Northwood and graduated from high school in 1944. Immediately following his high school graduation, Fred entered the U.S. Navy and served on a ship in the Pacific during World War II. After his military service, he came home to live and work. In 1959, Fred moved to Grand Forks and worked at Weiser Finance.
Fred was a wonderful son, brother, uncle and true friend to everyone he considered his extended family. He was a very giving and compassionate person, always showing concern for family and friends or others in need.
Survivors include his sisters: Marge (Michael) McMahon, Larimore, ND; Fern (James) Virden, Donna (Martin) Knudsvig, both of Grand Forks, ND; Patsy Bjoralt, Fargo, ND; brother, Toby Carlson, Grand Forks, ND; and several nieces and nephews, whom he loved and cherished.
Preceding him in death were his parents, sister, Mendora, and two brothers: Floyd and Gorman.

Memorial Service

Saturday, April 09, 2016
3:00 PM

Bilden Funeral Home
219 North 2nd Ave
Northwood, North Dakota 58267

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Fred was the best family friend anyone could hope for. He has been a treasure to our family since early days in Northwood and helped us through many tough times. May he rest in peace and again sing with the angels.

Janice Duoos Apr 18 2016 12:00 AM

Patsy, Kim & Brian, Please accept my deepest sympathy on Fred's passing. He was one of the kindest, most pleasant people it has been my pleasure to meet. Please know that he touched many lives. Tim

Tim Dittus Apr 12 2016 12:00 AM

I was very saddened to here of your loss.I know him through in have taken care of him the nursing home for couple years.I will always remember his smile,always thanked me for all I had done.he loved it when Toby came to visit.he loved the cookies,ice cream bars and wouldn't miss the coffee.he just loved company.I know he has had some tough days,but always pulled thru.you all have my deepest sympathy. Diane s

Diane sage Apr 9 2016 12:00 AM

Our thoughts are with the Carlson's . He was a dear old friend to me. Love to you all. Betty Ellertson

Betty Ellertson and family Apr 9 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry to learn of Fred,s passing, we shared many lunch hours shooting pool. Fred later worked at State Finance which was located across the street from Murphy Finance where I worked. We both enjoyed the Rocky Mountain Oyster fry each year at a car dealer's show room each year. May he rest in peace. Erving Abel

Erving Abel Apr 9 2016 12:00 AM