Roger Lee Carlson

January 10, 1953 - September 16, 2020

Roger Lee Carlson, age 67, of Webster, died peacefully surrounded by his family after a short but heroic battle with cancer on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, MN. Roger was born on January 10, 1953 in Minneapolis, to Allan and Shirley (Turner) Carlson. He attended and graduated from Chaska High School and went on to attend the University of Minnesota Duluth and Hennepin Vo-tech. He furthered his welding career at the Ocean Research Institute in Los Angeles, California, studying commercial deep sea diving and specializing in underwater welding, repairing ocean going vessels. Roger was also a certified diving instructor. Roger served in both the Us Army and Navy before marrying his wife, Judy Wherley on July 3, 1976 at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Chaska. Roger was a welder and worked the majority of his career as a construction foreman for Fabcon and Cherne Contracting, both in Savage. Roger was a proud member of the Laborers Local 563 and BAC Local 1 unions. Roger could be rough around the edges at times, but had a big heart when it came to his family and friends. He especially enjoyed catching walleye at the cabin, riding his one of a kind Harley, cruising in his 1955 Chevy Panel truck, smoking ribs for family and friends, and he enjoyed traveling.

Roger is survived by his wife, Judy; children, Jessica (Jeremy) Goettl of Montgomery, Joshua (Lisa) Carlson of Lonsdale, Clayton (Brandi) Carlson of Northfield; grandchildren, Luke & Kate, Owen & Grace; siblings, David (Victoria) Carlson of Lake Jackson, Texas, Margo (Dean) Hamilton of Corona de Tucson, Arizona, Jim Carlson of Chanhassen. He is preceded in death by his parents.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Veseli with Father John Lapensky officiating. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, attendees are limited and masks and social distances are required. Burial will take place at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Tuesday, September 29th at 10:30 AM.


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Mary Deutsch
8 days ago

So sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Cathy Pint Beuch
11 days ago

Judy and family
So sorry for your loss . I just heard of his illness and it Must have progressed quickly. He really was a kind soul – one of a kind for sure!! Loved working with him at Cherne.
RIP Roger!

Robert J. Romanoski
13 days ago

Judy and family,
Very sorry to hear about Roger. He was one of a kind. I will miss him dearly.

Mark and Barb Berger
14 days ago

Judy and Family,
So sad to hear about Roger. You have our sympathy.
Sending hugs and prayers and hope to see you some day soon.

15 days ago

Sincere condolences to the family. After not seeing Roger for many years it was a pleasure to reconnect with him this past year

Floyd & Judy Kohman
16 days ago

Judy: Sorry to hear about the passing of Roger. Our Condolences to you and your Family.

Carolyn Severson
17 days ago

Our heartfelt prayers to the family of Roger. We will miss our times together at Mille Lacs going back and forth and enjoying each other’s company and families. May you feel God’s comfort during this difficult time. Our love and support are with you. Jim and Carolyn Severson

Mary lou skluzacek
18 days ago

I am so sorry Judy,I cannot find words to help you,I know how painful it is to lose a loved one,please take care of yourself

Sue Ruprecht
18 days ago

I am so sad and sorry

Sandy and Steve Clemons
18 days ago

Dear Judy and Family:

We cannot find words to convey how sad we are that Roger has passed. Please know we are thinking about you and pray the memories you keep and the love you feel surrounding and supporting you help you find comfort.

beth moldenhauer
19 days ago

So sorry to hear Judy!!!

Rosemarie campbell
19 days ago

So sorry. Hugs to all. So young, so fast. Rosemarie and Dave Campbell.

Joan Anderson
19 days ago

Thoughts and prayers to Judy and boys at This time of lost !

Kathy Pedersen
19 days ago

Judy and family! Our heartfelt sympathy.
Ken and Kathy Pedersen

Tina Munson
19 days ago

Uncle Roger you will missed deeply. Your laugh, your smile and your zest for adventure!!! Until we meet again. Love ya!!!!

Sandra gallagher
19 days ago

Judy. I am at a loss for words. My deepest sympathies.

19 days ago

RIP Roger.. Judy and Family, deepest sympathies to all..

Patricia Walker
19 days ago

I am so very sorry for your loss. An amazing man who treated me like his very own while we grew up and beyond. My love and prayers to my darling friend Jess, Judy and the whole family. May he have eternal rest and may you take heart knowing that he loved you all, beyond measure. Love and hugs ❤️

Rhonda Doerr
19 days ago

May you rest in peace Roger have great memories of you a man with a big heart ❤️ I’m sorry for the loss of your husband your father and your grandfather my heart goes out to you Judy and your family ❤️

Jessica Goettl
20 days ago

Dad you are so missed! I will love you forever and always use all you taught me.

20 days ago

We will miss you Rog. Love
See you again one day

20 days ago

Sending much love.. My heart is broken..

Tonya & Dan Pfeifer
20 days ago

Sending all of our love to your family ❤️

Joshua Carlson
20 days ago

Dad we will miss you! Thanks for everything you’ve taught us and given us over the years!!!!!

Colleen and Sheila McLaffery
19 days ago
Reply to  Joshua Carlson

Judy ad family we are sad about t he death of Roger . We will continue to pray for all of you. God Bess .Please accept our deepest sympathy. Sheila and Colleen McLafferty

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