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David Carlson, 50

| June 23, 2010 5:09 AM

Funeral services for David Carlson, 50, of East Fairview, N.D., were held Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at the Assembly of God Church in Sidney with Pastor Greg Ledgerwood officiating. Cremation followed the services. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com.

David “Dave” Carl Carlson, was born March 31, 1960, in Valley City, N.D., to parents Hilmer and Isadora (Lindeman) Carlson. The family lived in Hope, N.D., until the summer of 1960 when they moved to Fairview, Mont. Dave lived and attended school in Fairview until 1977 when he married Helena Beatson. To this union two children were born, a daughter, Kimberly and a son, Kristopher. They made their home in Sidney where he worked in the oil field until moving to Coeur d’Alene.

While in Coeur d’Alene Dave worked for the water department until going on to trade school where he received his degree in electronics. Dave opened and ran his own successful business in TV/VCR sales and repair. Dave retired and later moved to Florida and then to Georgia. In November 2008, Dave returned to Fairview to be closer to his brothers. Dave married his “soul mate” Connie Finch on Feb. 14, 2010, at Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota, Fla. They made their home in Fairview.

Dave loved his kids and was very proud of them. He was always talking and boasting about them. Dave loved to go fishing, whether it was on the ocean in Florida, a lake in Idaho, or the rivers of Montana and North Dakota. If it involved a rod, real, bait and a body of water Dave was ready to go. He also loved fixing things and working with his hands. He liked carpentry and remodeling projects. He often offered a helping hand to those doing the same thing. He liked being outside working in the yard, gardening or planting trees, especially with his special helper, Makayla.

Dave had a great sense of humor and loved to play practical jokes on friends.

David died at his home, on Wednesday, June 16, 2010.

Dave is survived by his wife, Connie Carlson, East Fairview, N.D.; son, Kristopher Carlson, Coeur d’Alene; daughters, Kimberly Carlson, Boise, Makayla Finch, Fairview; stepchildren, Steven, Amy and Taylor, Coeur d’Alene; brothers, Lyle (Sharon) Carlson, Fairview, Mark (Faye) Carlson, Fairview; and sister, Pauline Chance, Sarasota.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, Adolph and Florence Lindeman and Albert and Hattie Carlson; and a brother, Kurt Carlson.

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