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A. Edwin Carlberg

Tuesday, February 6, 2001

Mankato, Minn. veteran and retired railroad agent Ed Carlberg, 73, died Tuesday evening, Jan. 30, 2001, at his home.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at Grace Lutheran Church, with Rev. Arthur Thorstensen officiating.

Burial was at Woodland Hills Cemetery. Woodland Hills Funeral Home and Chapel of Mankato, Minn. were in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Carlberg was born on July 4, 1927, to Edwin and Mary (Gulliford) Carlberg on a farm between Schaller and Odebolt. He attended rural elementary school and Schaller High School.

He enlisted in the United States Army Transportation Corps in 1946 and served until 1948, mostly in Guam and Japan. He graduated from Boyles Business College in Omaha, Neb. and then worked as a railroad station agent telegrapher. While an agent in Randall, he was treasurer of the consolidated school for several years and was also the mayor. He attended police schools in Chicago, Ill. and Memphis, Tenn.

He married Ann Fardal on Aug. 29, 1952, in Stanhope. He worked as a special agent with railroad police for several years in Sioux City and also served as a special deputy sheriff there. Later, he was promoted to railroad law department district claims agent in northern Wisconsin and the upper peninsula of Michigan, working out of Antigo, Wis. The family moved to Mankato, Minn. in 1973, where he served the same position until his retirement on July 5, 1987.

Mr. Carlberg's interests and hobbies included family, camping, hiking and reading. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Sons of Norway, Swedish Club, Lions Club, Minnesota Sheriff's Association, Minnesota Troopers' Association, VFW and American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Mary Carlberg of Storm Lake.

Mr. Carlberg is survived by his wife Ann; three sons: Norman and Ronald of Mankato, Minn. and Gary and his wife Rene of White Bear Lake, Minn.; two daughters: Judy Barlow of Owatonna, Minn. and Lori Carlberg of Eagan, Minn.; eight grandchildren; one niece and six nephews.