Danis Carlson Sr., 68Danis Richard Carlson Sr., age 68, of River Falls, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, at his home.
Danis Richard Carlson Sr., age 68, of River Falls, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, at his home.
He was born the son of Nils and Rheybon (Demick) Carlson on Feb. 27, 1943, in Minneapolis, Minn. Dan served in the Army after high school. He started his own business, Sonic Bloom, with the goal of feeding the world with organic-grown foods. He traveled to many countries to start research farms to help people learn ways to feed themselves. He was nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize in the area of economics. Dan also holds the Guinness World Record for the largest grown indoor plant, a Purple Passion Plant. He was married to Patricia Brown in 1965. They moved to River Falls in 1989.
Dan enjoyed riding his Harley and watching football, especially the Packers. He was a strong-willed, compassionate person who loved to teach others.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Nils and Rheybon Carlson; and grandson, Austin Hammill.
Dan is survived by his wife, Patti Carlson; children, Danis Carlson, Jr., Justine Hammill, and Jason Carlson; grandchildren, Cody (Kristine) Hammill, Samuel Carlson, Samantha Hammill, and Justin Hammill; brother, Lee (Maureen) Carlson; and many other relatives and friends.
A visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Bakken-Young Funeral Home in River Falls. Interment will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, assembly area 4 in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.
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