Eddie Carlson owned Harvest Cafe
Eddie Carlson, 96, of Reno, Nev., passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013.
Eddie was born Oct. 29, 1916, in Veblin. When he was three years old, his parents moved their family of eight children to Webster to their family farm. He spent his childhood working alongside his brothers and sisters on the farm.
In 1940, he married Doris Sanders and they had three children, Vern, LeRoy and Linda (passed away as an infant). In 1946, Eddie moved his family to Turlock, Calif., to pursue work. Eddie was a painting contractor and was well known for the quality of work he provided to his customers. Eddie was very proud of his sons; Vern, a real estate agent; and LeRoy, owner of Carlson’s Paint Store in Turlock.
In the late ‘70s, Eddie retired to Roslyn. In 1983, Eddie and Doris moved to Mobridge to work with their son LeRoy who bought Derry’s Restaurant and turned it into Harvest Family Restaurant. Eddie would also work with his son Vern and his wife Cindy, owners of the Mark Motel.
In 1996, Eddie and Doris moved to Reno to help Verna and Cindy set up the Virginia St. Antique Mall.
Eddie enjoyed helping his family with construction and painting projects or any other work that needed to be done. Eddie also enjoyed watching NFL football and was an avid San Francisco 49ers fan. He was a longstanding Christian man who enjoyed sharing his faith with all he met. He could often be found sitting and reading his Bible that had been marked with his favorite scriptures.
Eddie is survived by his wife of 73 years, Doris of Reno; his youngest son, LeRoy of Reno; daughter-in-law, Cindy of Winnemucca, Nev.; grandchildren, Cindy (Vince) Barrow of Hayfork, Calif., Cory (Viviann) Carlson of Oakhurst, Calif., Kevin Carlson of Reno, Sarah (Jeff) Pratt of Winnemucca, Ranae (Gordy) Hedges of Rapid City, Randy (Memorie) Carlson of Mobridge, Robert (Desiree Blankartz) Carlson of Mobridge, and Lisa (Mike Rath) Carlson of Sioux Falls; along with 14 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his eldest son Vern and infant daughter Linda.
A memorial service with interment will follow at a later date.