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Jeffrey Karlstad

September 26, 1976 — December 13, 2021

Jeffrey C. “Bud” Karlstad, 45, of Fergus Falls, died Monday, December 13, 2021, at Lake Region Healthcare in Fergus Falls.

Jeff was born September 26, 1976, to Dennis and Grace (Wickham) Karlstad in Fergus Falls, MN. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls. He attended Fergus Falls High School. He then went on to Alexandria Technical College. He began working at the age of 14 at West Central Linens until 2020.

On October 26, 2002, Jeff married Jolene “Joy” Pedersen in Fergus Falls.
He was a member of the Lakes Area Shooting Center. He enjoyed hunting, working on small engines, family get togethers, garage bingo, playing cards, Friday night racing, and inviting friends and family to their home.

Jeff is survived by his wife, Joy of Fergus Falls; companion, Ebony (Boston Terrier); sisters, Becky (Jeff) Dawson of Dalton and Tonya Karlstad of Fergus Falls; nephew, Daniel (Kristen) Dawson; great-niece, Brooklyn; brothers-in-law, Bruce Pedersen, Al Pedersen, and Rick Pedersen; special friend, Craig Goese, and many special friends and family.

Visitation: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 16, 2021, at Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls, will resume one-hour prior to the service at the church.
Service: 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 17, 2021, at Zion Sarpsborg Free Lutheran Church in Dalton, MN
Clergy: Reverends Mark Johnson and Dan Hurner
Interment: Oak Grove Cemetery, Fergus Falls, MN at a later date

Arrangements are provided by Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls.
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Service Schedule

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Thursday, December 16, 2021

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Memorial Service

Friday, December 17, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Zion-Sarpsborg Free Lutheran Church

108 Central Avenue, Dalton, MN 56324

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