Bertyl W. "Bert" Carlson - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

Bertyl W. “Bert” Carlson

July 19, 1928 - December 5, 2015

Bertyl W. "Bert" Carlson, age 87 of Richfield. Passed away on December 5th with his family at his side. Retired owner/operator of Acme Machine Company. Proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Member of Richfield American Legion #435 and Everett McClay VFW Post #1296. He was also a member of Svenska Sallskapet, MN Wood Carver's Assoc., Gustavus Adolphus Society and the Knights of Columbus. Preceded in death by his parents, Axel and Jennie; sister, Karin and brothers, Roy, Harry, Hugo, Carl, Robert, Rudolph and Henry. Survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Mary; daughter, Mary Lou (Reed) Erickson and son, David (Kristi) Carlson; grandchildren, Chris (Megan) Erickson, Adam (Jenny) Erickson, Brett Erickson, Aaron (Lisa) Carlson, Bradley (Julie) Carlson and Erika Carlson; great-grandchildren, Liam, Wyatt, Aleeann, and Zachary Carlson, and Camden Erickson; sister-in-law, Carol Helmer; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

Many thanks to all of you for your loving attention and thoughtfulness. We all appreciate the phone calls, cards and other things so many of you did to support him. Thank you to Fairview Hospice, nurse Ashley, and aide Gerry.

Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Fairview Hospice, or to the donor's choice.


  1. Rob Juetten says:

    Our best wishes and prayer’s go out to all the family and friends. I had the privilege to work with Bert for the last twenty years. Bert was always a very kind and caring gentleman. We will miss him dearly. Bert always personally made the best lunches at the shop and I was always invited to join his group.
    Love and blessings to the family, Rob and Kim Juetten.

  2. Chuck Moses says:

    So many happy memories of Bert during my years growing up next door in Richfield. Wonderful man with a great sense of humor and loved by everyone. I have never met a more patient, kind, and honest man. Still remember the backyard cornfests, wiffle ball games, and neighborhood get-togethers. What a great role model for me and all the other kids! My thoughts and prayers are with the Carlson family at this time. Take comfort in knowing that Bert touched so many lives in so many wonderful and positive ways.

    Chuck & Mary Moses

  3. The Hillmer Family says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Keeping you close in our hearts.
    We use the wooden napkin holder Bert carved everyday. He was truly very gifted in many ways!

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