Carl Mathiason, 1950-2019

Published 1:00 am Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Funeral services for Carl Mathiason will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 191 Water St. in Alden. The Rev. Kristi Mitchell will officiate. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Carlston Cemetery in rural Alden. Online condolences are welcome at

Carl Mathiason

Carl Peter Mathiason passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

He was born Feb. 11, 1950, in Albert Lea to Arnold and Stella (Selland) Mathiason.

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Carl grew up on the family farm in Alden. He graduated in 1968 from Freeborn High School in Freeborn. He graduated with distinctive honors from the University of Minnesota in 1972 with a civil engineering degree. After college, Carl worked in many different places, including South Africa, Brazil, Mexico, New Mexico, Georgia, New Jersey and Wayzata. In 2005, he moved back to Alden and continued his career.

Carl enjoyed smoking all different kinds of foods and loved to cook. He loved watching any and all sports. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Carl is survived by his son, Brett (Heidi); grandchildren Max and Kane; aunts Dagmar Jacobson and Ardis Mathiason; and many cousins, relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents and infant sister, Shirley Ann Marie.