Orville E. “Bud” Carlson


Bud CarlsonOrville E. “Bud” Carlson age 84 of Redwood Falls, formerly of Dovray, passed away Friday, June 13, 2014 at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale due to complications of a stroke.  Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 7 at the Alliance Church in Redwood Falls.  Visitation is one hour prior to services at the church.  Burial is in the Redwood Falls Cemetery.  Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Orville Carlson was born October 10, 1929 in Dovray, Minnesota to Earl and Ida (Nostegard) Carlson.  He was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Dovray.  Bud attended grade school in Dovray, graduated from Westbrook High School in 1947, and attended Luther College for one year.  After his schooling, he joined the US Army Tank Corps, and later joined the Army Reserves.  On August 16, 1952 Bud married Yolanda Stymiest.  To this union four daughters were born.  They were raised in Dovray where the family lived for 20 years.  They resided in Norfolk, Nebraska for 8 years before moving back to Westbrook for 13 years.  The couple retired to Hot Springs Village, Arkansas for 16 years, then moved to Redwood Falls in June 2007 where they have resided since.  Bud was a faithful member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Dovray and Kiwanis.  He was very active supporting youth as Big Brother and Big Buddies.  He enjoyed outdoor activities, especially baseball, hunting, and golf.  He had three holes in one.  Bud loved fishing trips to Canada and traveling.  He and Londa traveled to 16 foreign countries and throughout the United States.  Bud’s love was spending time with his family and friends.

Bud is survived by his wife Londa of 62 years; daughters: Nancy Revier of Redwood Falls, Carmalee (Bob) Ochu of Coon Rapids, Terri Carlson of Redwood Falls, and Wendy (Scott) Dieter of Rochester; five grandchildren: Jeremiah Dagel, Jody (Dan) Blackburn, Abby (Eric) Sahnow, Sarah (Matt) Haggerty, and Emily (Alex) Baxley; sister Phyllis Vosberg of Tracy; and many nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents Earl and Ida Carlson, great nephew Marshall Muzechenko, son-in-law Gary Revier, and brother-in-law Jay Vosberg.


  1. Pamela Schmitt Bastien says

    My most sincere sympathy to Londa and the girls and families. Bud was an important person to our family. We all enjoyed the smell of the creamery. It was a special place since Dad worked for Bud for a long time. My fondest memory was my graduation gift from Bud and Londa. A dictionary with $50 in it. That was a lot of money to a little Dovray girl. I loved visiting your beautiful home in Dovray, and attending one room school with Nancy and Carma. Terri was a frequent visitory at our house. I know you will miss him so much! He was so nice to come and visit Dad when he was sick, and Mom after Dad died. May your memories sustain you. Pam Schmitt Bastien in Florida with her husband Greg.

  2. George Reese FAMILY says

    Our deepest sympathy is extended to you and your family in the loss of someone so dear to all of us. Bud was one of the kindest, gentlest people we know. He has left so many wonderful memories. Please accept our deepest condolences. His memory will live on in our hearts forever. We are thinking of you during this difficult time!
    The George Reese FAMILY

  3. Rev. Michael D. Schmitz says

    Dear Yonda, & family,
    I express my sympathy on the loss of Bud. I remember him when I was the car pool driver.
    I used to drive Terri to the Slayton Elementary School back in the early 1960s, along with my sister Teresa for the day. Today, Teresa is in a nursing home in Slayton suffering from Alzheimers at the age of 55. My prayers and support are with all of you. I became a member of the clergy in 1996 and am now in Crofton, Nebraska.

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