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Steven H. Carlson

April 13, 1955 — April 9, 2023

Prescott/Red Wing


A celebration of life for Steve Carlson will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2023 from 1-4 p.m. at the Red Men Club in Red Wing.

Steven “Steve O” Harold Carlson, 67, of Prescott, Wisconsin, formerly of Red Wing, Minnesota, died Sunday, April 9, 2023, at his home, surround by his loved ones.  He was born April 13, 1955, in the Ft. Belvoir military hospital in Alexandria, Virginia, to Harold and Dorothy (Brownell) Carlson.  He grew up mostly in Red Wing, where he graduated from Red Wing Central High School, class of 1973.  He enlisted in the US Air Force and served in the Vietnam War era from 1973-1976.  After his military service, he returned to Red Wing, and began his 38 year career with the US Postal Service, as the “downtown mailman”; Steve-O was one of the friendliest, most social guys around, so this was a fitting route for him.  On June 15, 1996, he was united in marriage to Linda McGrath.  After Steve retired in 2011, he worked at Target part-time until Linda retired.  The two were able to travel together in their retirement, making several trips to Florida, Oregon and Texas.  Steve loved taking road trips, visiting state parks, playing cards, music and captaining his pontoon at their lake home in Amery.  He loved spending time with his family and friends and was always the life of the party--he had one of the best and most contagious laughs around. He was a member of the Redmen Club and the Leo C. Peterson American Legion, Post 54.

He is survived by his wife, Linda, of Prescott; 2 children, Molly (Eric) Finster of Celina, TX and Matthew Carlson of Eau Claire; step-children, Tina Huppert of Ellsworth, Loretta (Joe) Karnes of Eagan, Tammy (Rocky) Minder of River Falls, Angela (David) Nash of Red Wing and David (Samantha) Brown of Prescott; 14 grandchildren, Shawn, Drew, Olivia, Emma, Kameryn, Mya, Mabel, Lauren, Eric, Payton, Natalie, Savannah, Norah and Mark; 3 sisters, Cathy (Kevin) Siebold of LaCrescent, Nancy (Al) Risberg of Red Wing and Sue (Bill) Ferrin of Montana and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A visitation for Steve will be held on his birthday, Thursday, April 13, 2023 from 4-8 p.m. at the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel.  A celebration of life will be held from 1-4 p.m. May 13, 2023 at the Red Men Club.   Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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Saturday, May 13, 2023

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