HOUSTON, MN - Charles Merle Carrier, 90, of Houston, MN passed away on Monday, February 5, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family.
Charles was born on June 10, 1927, in Yucatan, MN to Hollis and Marie (Ellefson) Carrier. He married Wanda Lou Williams on October 18, 1946, in Iowa. Charles served in the U.S. Navy during WWII from 1943 to 1945. He worked for Allis Chalmers in La Crosse, WI for 8 years, he was a surveyor for MN-DOT for 19 years, and worked as the police chief for the City of Houston for 17 years, where he also worked as a garbage hauler. Charlie was an avid baseball player and manager. He loved to collect everything. There wasn't a garage sale, auction, or free box that he missed for many years.
Charles is survived by his daughters: Cynthia Lauritzen of Jessup, IA, Barb Laumb of Rushford, MN; sons: Bruce (Deb) of Sioux Falls, SD, Marlin (Mary Ann) of Rushford, Ken (Teesh) of Houston, Jeff (Peg) of Adrian, MN, Ron (Kathy) of Rushford, Van (Chris) of Clear Lake, IA, and Todd (Carmela) of La Crosse, WI; his brother, Donnie Carlson; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and by his beloved dog, Corky.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda; daughter, Jill Olloff; sons-in-law: Jerry Laumb and Dean Lauritzen; grandsons: Charles Lauritzen, Jesse Carrier; granddaughter, Deea Lauritzen; sister, Marilyn Wheaton; and brother, Jackie Carrier.
There will be a funeral service for Charles at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 9, 2018, at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Houston with The Reverend Linda McPeak officiating. Burial will be in the Money Creek Cemetery in Money Creek, MN. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at Hoff Funeral Service in Houston and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.
Leave a memory of Charles and sign his online guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com
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My sympathy to all your family.
Our sympathy to the Carrier family Rick Woods
My condolences to the Carrier family. I remember Charlie as a kind, caring, human being who loved his family, Houston, and everyone he knew. His passion for baseball and sports was an inspiration for the rest of us. God Bless all of you...
Dick Papenfuss, Ph.D.
Santa Fe, NM
You have my sympathy to the Carrier family. RIP Charlie.
My sincerest condolences to your entire family.
So sorry to hear your sad news. The Carrier family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Cal and Lynn Feine
I have great memories of bible school with the Carrier kids at the Houston Presbyterian Church. My deepest sympathies to you all and to your family. So sorry for your loss. God be with you all.
Great man-Houston icon, fantastic cop, he will be missed. John and Deb Dewey
Very sorry for your loss.
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