Kim Angela Carlson, 44

Visitation Thursday from 5-7:00 pm at Evans-Nordby Funeral Home, 6000 Brooklyn Blvd. Brooklyn Center, MN.  Funeral Service Saturday 2:00 pm at First Lutheran Church, Karlstad, MN. Burial will be in Karlstad Cemetery, Karlstad, MN.

Kim Angela Carlson Born July 15 1956- November 8,2010.
Born in Karlstad, MN to Robert and Carol Carlson.  Graduated from Karlstad High School. Attended University of Moorhead and Minnesota School of Business.  Kim was very active throughout her life volunteering for several causes and campaigns on the State and regional level for the State of Minnesota.  Kim worked in Washington D.C as a close friend and aide to Rudy Boschwitz.  She returned to Minneapolis, Minnesota and continued her passion for politics. She worked at Minneapolis City Hall with Barbara Carlson for a number of years.  Kim’s passion for her State and enviornment lead her to being a strong leader in recycling and waste management, working with companies such as : Browning Ferris Industries, Waste Management and MRI.  In her spare time she hosted many fund raising events for causes she felt would benefit the city of Minneapolis.  She didn’t just focus on one project at a time, because she loved having her plate full.  Her passion for music lead her to become a lobbyist for Prince and his causes, which was just one of her highlights in her life.  She was very active and took a lot of pride in her neighboorhood and received the special volunteer award for the Third Ward.  Kim was instrumental in getting numerous trees planted for Minneapolis Parks and Recreation..  Any one who knew Kim, what comes to mind are the fabulous parties she hosted, her unique character and charm and it was all about color and sparkle !  Her love of gardening and taking care of Mother Earth and lending a hand wherever and whenever it was needed, and of course we can’t forget the two loves of her life, Lucy and Maynard her beloved poodles.  Our lives will be empty without her, but she will always be remembered by those of us that were deeply touched by Kim.
Parents Robert and Carol Carlson
Todd and Patti (Ledin) Carlson, Alex and Samantha
Jerry and Etta (Carlson) Souder, Michael and Kelsey
Christopher Carlson, Miranda, Gabrielle and Tara Jo
Richard Carlson
Elizabeth Carlson
Grandma Bertha Turnwall and many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.
Preceeded in death, Baby sister Sonja, Grandma Lilian and Grandpa Alfred Carlson and Grandpa Alvin Turnwall.

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