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Warren Charlson, 1928-2019

Warren M. Charlson, 91, of Albert Lea passed away Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, at St John’s Lutheran Community-The Woodlands. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea. The Rev. Don Rose will officiate. Visitation will begin one hour prior. Interment will take place at Graceland Cemetery.

Warren Charlson

Warren was born Feb. 14, 1928, to Melvin and Beatrice (Quisling) Charlson in Lake Mills. He grew up on the farm south of Twin Lakes and eventually moved into Twin Lakes. He then decided to take care of his mother in her home until her passing, while making a permanent residence in the Albert Lea community.

In October 1999, Warren married Cecilia Polencia in Albert Lea.

Warren was a member of First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. He enjoyed fishing in his younger years. He also watched a Minnesota Twins game every once in a while, always claiming that Tony Oliva was his favorite. Polka music from Warren’s vinyl collection would often be found spinning in his record player. A lover of cars, Warren refused to drive anything with less than a V8 engine, from Chryslers to Lincolns to Cadillacs. He also enjoyed tending to his houseplants.

Warren’s loved ones will remember him as a loving family member and friend. He loved visiting friends from where he worked at Universal and Streeter. He was one to always take care of things that needed to be done.

Warren is survived by his wife, Cecilia Charlson; his son, Philip Charlson, and his wife, Julie, and their daughter, Mikayla; his stepdaughter, Karla Lemus, and her husband, Daniel; and his younger brother, Jerry Charlson, and his wife, Patty.

Warren was preceded in death by his parents.