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Dorothy J. Carlson

October 23, 1930 ~ October 15, 2021 (age 90)


Dorothy Jean (Gulbrandson) Carlson, passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021.  Dorothy was born on October 23, 1930, to Harold and Sybil (Mcculloch) Gulbrandson in Cloquet, Minnesota.  She graduated from Cloquet High School and UW-Stout majoring in Home Economics.

She married Gordon M. Carlson on June 26, 1954.  They made their homes in Duluth and Cloquet while Dorothy taught in Superior.  In 1964 they moved to Green Bay and continued to raise two children.  She taught at NWTC and the YWCA, then returned to teaching in the Green Bay Public Schools.

Gordy and Dorothy enjoyed winters in Ocala, Florida, and summers at Shawano Lake. They enjoyed traveling, bowling, bridge, watching football and golfing.  She sang in various choirs for over 70 years and enjoyed needlecrafts.

Dorothy is survived by her daughter: Roberta (David Van Handel); granddaughter: Robbi Dewsnap (Chris); great-grandchildren: Logan and Nathan; son Tim Carlson (Dennis Krenn); grandchildren: Tarin (Ken Knipfel), Courtney, and Garrett; nieces: Donna (Paul) Tanzer and Diane (Scott) Endorf.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Gordon; parents and parents-in-law; brothers-in-law: G. Donald Carlson and his wife Jean, and Robert Carlson: daughter-in-law: Kim L. Carlson.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, October 25, 2021, at Bethel Lutheran Church, 1350 Bond Street, Green Bay, with Pastor Kim Swenson officiating.  Entombment will follow at Shrine of the Good Shephard Mausoleum, Green Bay.  Relatives and friends may greet the family on Monday, October 25, 2021, at the church from 10:00am until the time of service at 11:00am. The funeral service will be live streamed and can be viewed at:

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The family would like to thank Dorothy’s many friends and her Bethel Lutheran Church family, along with her wonderful caregivers at Alpha Senior Concepts and Moments Hospice.

Lyndahl Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Green Bay, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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October 25, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Bethel Lutheran Church (Green Bay)

Funeral Service
October 25, 2021

11:00 AM
Bethel Lutheran Church (Green Bay)

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