Donald E. Carlson

Donald E. Carlson


April 24, 1931 - July 25, 2023


Donald E. Carlson, 92, of Mt. Vernon, SD, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at Prairie View Nursing Home in Woonsocket, SD. Burial was at Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Mt Vernon. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Donald was born April 24, 1931, to Edward and Hazel (Hull) Carlson in Mitchell, SD. After high school he joined the Navy and served on the Midway (flight deck). After returning from military service, he married Marilyn Carstens and returned to South Dakota, eventually settling in Mt. Vernon where he farmed and operated a trucking business.

Donald is survived by his daughters, Cindy Carlson of Rapid City and Linda Lang of Pine Haven, Wy; grandchildren, Christina (Brant) Nielson and Rebecca (Andrew) Marushack; 4 great-grandchildren with another on the way, as well as nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn; son, David; his parents; brother, William; and son-in-law, Bruce Lang.

The family wishes to thank the Prairie View Health Care Center and Hospice staff for their kindness shown during his care. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to St. Jude Hospital.


Immanuel Lutheran Church
Mt. Vernon, SD

Posted by Charlie and Darlene Bailey on July 28, 2023
Sorry for your loss Rest in Peace Don
Posted by Gail Erickson on July 27, 2023
Linda and Cindy, I'm so sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you comfort.
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