David Allen Carlson
Born November 2,1954 and died September 28,2020 at 65 years old.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Edmund H and Florence I (Athey) Carlson
Graduate of Centennial High School in 1973
Served in the United States Navy from July 1973 to July 1979, when he was Honorably Discharged. Dave has remained in touch with some of his âSquid Buddiesâ and was a member of the âTin Can Sailorsâ as well as the âSSDSâ group.
Dave was a long time resident of the White Bear Lake, Cottage Park area. This neighborhood is a tight knit group of families. Daveâs was the house with the bonfire pit where they would gather; he also served as the resident Santa Claus at Christmas. Later these wonderful neighbors supported Dave as he went through many of lifeâs trials such as a liver transplant, divorce, and most recently kidney issues and complications.
Dave remained friends with people from all walks of his life â high school, his many jobs, the Navy, his pharmacist and doctors, poker buddies, fishing and camping friends, neighbors and former In-Laws.
His most recent employer was Spineology where Dave worked in their Quality Assurance Dept. for the last 8+years. He was proud of his work, but loved his co-workers more. They were also supportive to him, offering him rides to his many doctor appointments.
Knowing Dave meant you knew he loved fishing; camping; going to movies; Star Trek, Star Wars, Lost in Space, actually any Sci-Fi thriller; comic books and Super Heroes (latest favorite was Hit Girl); his Navy buds; playing poker; solving the countryâs political issues; shooting at the Oakdale gun club; building models of war ships, Star Trek ships, anything military; he loved trains; Rock ân Roll (albums and CDs); his cat Bob; and all of his many neighbors and friends!
Dave was that consistent, loyal, dependable guy that you were honored to say you knew and to call your friend. He was loved and will be missed by many! Dave is survived by nieces, cousins and his cat Bob.
It was Daveâs request to celebrate his life at a bonfire /party. He said he lived a good life!