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Ralph Carlson

February 28, 1926 - November 8, 2010
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Carlson, Reverend Ralph Rev. Ralph A. Carlson, at the age of 84, passed away November 8, 2010, after a full and blessed life. Graduate of Augustana Theological Seminary in 1952, he dedicated his life to being the Lord's good and faithful servant. As a Lutheran pastor, he served parishes in San Francisco; San Diego; Kailua, Hawaii; Glendale, Arizona; The Hague, Netherlands; and Bonn, Germany. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, and is survived by his current wife, Carol; sister, Beverly (Gene) Wessman; children, David (Holly) Carlson, Bryan (Sandy) Carlson, Nancy (Ed) Sutter; grandchildren, Jason (Amber) Carlson, Nicole Toennis,...
Carlson, Reverend Ralph
Rev. Ralph A. Carlson, at the age of 84, passed away November 8, 2010, after a full and blessed life. Graduate of Augustana Theological Seminary in 1952, he dedicated his life to being the Lord's good and faithful servant. As a Lutheran pastor, he served parishes in San Francisco; San Diego; Kailua, Hawaii; Glendale, Arizona; The Hague, Netherlands; and Bonn, Germany. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, and is survived by his current wife, Carol; sister, Beverly (Gene) Wessman; children, David (Holly) Carlson, Bryan (Sandy) Carlson, Nancy (Ed) Sutter; grandchildren, Jason (Amber) Carlson, Nicole Toennis, Holly Carlson; and great-grandchildren, Hayden and Malia Carlson, Elyssa and Alena Toennis. Visitation is Thursday, November 11th, 5-7pm at West Resthaven Funeral Home, 6450 W. Northern Ave, Glendale. His life will be celebrated on Friday, November 12th, 3pm at St. John's Lutheran Church, 7205 N. 51st Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. John's Lutheran Church, Habitat for Humanity or Lutheran World Relief can be sent to St. John's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.
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"I remember Ralph as a kind man who, with Helen, "adopted" me when I lived in Bonn, opening their hearts and home to a young ex-pat on Sunday afternoons...." Anne Halvorson (Phoenix, AZ)

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