|9/30/2020 3:32:00 PM|
Mitchell Dale Carlson, age 61, of North Branch passed away suddenly on September 20, 2020 after a short battle with cancer.
Mitch was born February 25, 1959 in Osceola, Wisconsin to parents, Dale and Joyce (Olson) Carlson. He grew up in North Branch and graduated from NBHS in 1977. After graduation he attended District 916 for tool and die making. His greatest joy arrived in 1989 when he had a son, Andrew Dale, with the love of his life Penny. For 39 years he worked at Plastic Products in Lindstrom, where he was still working as a tool maker supervisor.
Those who knew Mitch know how much he loved to play. Work hard and play harder was his motto. He loved working on, and racing, go carts with his son Andrew. They won many trophies together. As the boys got older, deer hunting and fishing were high on the list of activities. They spent many hours in the woods together at home, and off on hunting or fishing adventures. Mitch always had a project going at home in his shop. Whether it was firework launchers or tinkering on his treasured car he always had an idea of what would be next. His family and home were the most important to him.
Mitch is survived by Penny, and stepsons James and Phillip Bartholomew; sister Kim (Dana) Johnson of North Branch; brother Matthew (Mary) Carlson of Harris; niece Megan (Luke) Anderson of North Branch; nephew Derrick Johnson of Shafer; as well as five great nieces and nephews, several aunts, uncles, cousins and many beloved friends. Mitch was preceded in death by his son Andrew along with his parents Dale and Joyce Carlson, and grandparents Clifford and Verna Carlson, and Burdette and Lillian Olson.
A public visitation with facial masks and social distancing will be held at Grandstrand Funeral Home in North Branch Friday, October 16, 2020 from 3 - 7 p.m. followed by a private family service.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite wildlife organization in honor of Mitch, plant a tree in his memory, or simply enjoy some time with your family.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of Grandstrand Funeral Home, in North Branch, www.grand strandfh.com