E. (Einar) Roald Carlson, 90, died at home in St. Anthony Park on March 13.

He served as pastor at Lutheran congregations in Brooklyn, N.Y.; Superior, Wis.; and St. Paul. He was born in Madagascar, child of missionary parents, which is how his association with St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church was established.

As early as his junior high years, Roald attended the church and was friends with neighborhood people of his era. Lutheran missionary families often lived in St. Anthony Park and attended St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church while in the United States on furlough.

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Mueller Carlson; children, Kristine (Morris Wee), Paula (Thomas Schattauer), Janet (John Bailey) and Carolyn (Eric Kercheval); five grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; brothers, Oliver and Arne; and sister, Laila Rogers.

His funeral service was held March 21 at Christ Church Lutheran in Minneapolis.

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