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Dennis Carlson

September 25, 1961 — October 13, 2021

Dennis LeRoy Carlson was born September 25, 1961 in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota the son of Richard and Beverly (Leu) Carlson. He passed away October 13, 2021 in Fargo, North Dakota at Essentia Hospital surrounded by family and loved ones. He grew up in Moorhead until age 10, then all moved into the family home built by his dad, in West Fargo, ND with weekend visits to both grandparents. He attended high school in West Fargo. Dennis would go on and earn his GED in 2012 with his brother Don and Nephew Mike (Homer), and alongside his daughter, Carmon. In Dennis’s younger years he helped on his grandparent’s and uncle’s farm. His childhood nickname was “Banty Rooster” given to him from his Grandma C. He worked in construction with his father and then as a mechanic at American Crystal Sugar Plant in Moorhead for 26+ years, where he picked up the nicknames “Ten Denny” or “Ten Bears”. On May 10, 1990 Dennis was united in marriage to Christine Vaineo in Fargo and they made their home in Perley in 1992. He was a wonderful father and grandfather and enjoyed being a “dog dad” to Nala his Lab. Dennis enjoyed all things outdoors and especially liked to hunt, fish, go 4-wheeling, snowmobiling, motorcycling, and work on cars/trucks. He used his mechanical skills to rebuild cars and loved to collect coins also. He is survived by his wife: Christine Carlson; children: Brandt (Rachel) Vaineo, Carmon (James) Stetz; grandchildren: Hailey and Hannah; parents: Richard “Bud” and Bev Carlson; siblings: Peggy (Robert) Lewis, Thomas Carlson, Donald (Sheila) Carlson, Edwin (Deborah) Carlson, Cindy Lindsay, Katy (Mark) Kerkvliet, Judy (Mike) Hill; several cousins, nieces and nephews. Dennis was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents; son: Dennis Carlson; granddaughter: Chloe Vaineo. The family of Dennis Carlson would like to thank the entire staff at Essentia Hospital in Fargo for the care he received during his stay. Memorial Folder
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