Shirley Helen (Englund) Carlson
Carlson, Shirley Helen Englund went home to her Lord and Savior on Wednesday morning, May 11, 2022. Shirley was loved by everyone she met, and was characterized as kind, sweet, caring, and witty. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends at the cabin, playing card games, her church Circle, Red Hatters, and trips to the casino. Shirley was born in Minneapolis MN. She attended Roosevelt high school and afterward began a lifelong career at General Hospital which became HCMC, working in emergency admissions. Shirley met Al Carlson through a mutual friend and they married in 1961. Together they enjoyed traveling, bowling, and attending Gopher basketball games. The couple had two daughters, Lori Beth and Susan Helen. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband Allen Carlson, father Fred Englund, mother Helen Englund, sister Kay Johnson, and brother-in-law Bob Johnson. She is survived by daughters Lori (Ralph) Gasow & Susan (Chris) Nelson, grandchildren Zach Gasow, Amanda (Robbie) Rice, Kaleigh Butkowski (Justin Pfannenstein), Madison Butkowski and special niece and nephews Diane Casey, Larry Johnson and Mark Johnson. Visitation 2pm with service 3pm on Thursday, May 26 at the Cremation Society of MN, 7110 France Ave S, Edina Mn. Memorials preferred to Lutheran Social Services of MN.
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