Jon Carlson, 1975-2017

Published 12:05 am Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Jon Harlan Carlson, 42, of Blooming Prairie passed away Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato.

Jon Harlan was born March 11, 1975, in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, to Gary and Diana (Gilbert) Carlson. At a young age, Jon’s family moved to the Blooming Prairie area, where he attended elementary school and graduated from Blooming Prairie High School with the class of 1993.  After high school, Jon worked in the construction industry.

Jon Carlson

In 1997, he started Jon Carlson Construction. In 2006, Jon began working for RWP Design Build in Geneva. In 2013, Jon and his business partner Tait Ingvaldson purchased RWP and renamed it Geneva Lumber Company. Jon was very proud of his business and was a perfectionist when it came to his trade. However, at the center of his life was his family. Jon was a devoted husband and father, and his wife and kids meant the world to him.

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He was united in marriage to Angela Mae Jones on Sept. 20, 2008. Jon was Angie’s best friend, comforter, comedic audience, her soul, her everything.  He was very active in his kid’s lives, whether he was coaching their 4-H softball teams, watching the kid’s sporting events or going on family camping trips.

Jon served as past president of the Matmen Wrestling Organization in Blooming Prairie. He also had a very close relationship with his nieces and nephews. Jon was an avid hunter and fisherman, and always looked forward to deer camp and his annual fishing trip with family to Canada.

He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie, where he had served as past president of the youth board. Jon was able to give the gift of life through organ donation.

Jon is survived by his wife, Angie, and children Brody and Lila of Blooming Prairie; parents Gary and Diana Carlson of Blooming Prairie; siblings Steve (Kristi) Carlson of Story City, Iowa, Jeff (Michelle) Carlson of New Richland and Cathy O’Brien of Blooming Prairie; father-in-law and mother-in-law Mike and Sandy Jones of Blooming Prairie; brother-in-law, Josh (Ellie) Jones of Austin; sisters-in-law Hilary Boehnke-Jones of Blooming Prairie and Pat Jones (Hilary Bottema) of Rochester; and by his nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Harlan and Mary Carlson and Arthur and Annabelle Gilbert, and his uncle, David Carlson.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie. The Rev. Heidi Heimgartner will officiate. Interment will follow in the Blooming Prairie Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie, and will continue on Friday for one hour prior to the service.

Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home is assisting the family, and condolences may be expressed to the family online at