Warren L. Karlstad, age 82 of Hoffman, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019, at Knute Nelson in Alexandria, MN.+

A Celebration of Life Service for Warren L. Karlstad will be held at a later date.

Warren was born on September 14, 1936, in Wendell, MN, the son of Ole and Anna (Asleson) Karlstad.  He attended school in Elbow Lake.  After receiving his education, Warren worked for area farmers for several years.

Warren served in the United States Air Force, and was stationed at Hamilton Field, California.  While serving there, he met Martha Shennan and they were married September 6, 1958, in Petaluma, California.  After his honorable discharge, Warren worked in California as a field iron worker, building bridges and buildings, among other things, until he retired in 1992 due to an automobile accident.

Following his retirement, Warren and Martha moved to Hoffman, MN, where they purchased a hobby farm.  In his earlier years, Warren drove modified race cars.  He enjoyed camping, time spent on the farm, and traveling in the motor home.

He is survived by his wife: Martha of Hoffman, MN; two children: Terri Howe of Hoffman, MN, and Dan (Judy) Karlstad of Sebastopol, CA; five grandchildren: Timothy?, Rachel, Shannen, Deanna, and Andrew; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marian Pederson of Fargo, ND, Judy Erickson of Kensington, MN, Barbara Weeks of Fort Calhoun, NE; a brother: David Karlstad of Duluth, MN.

Arrangements by Erickson-Smith Funeral Home of Hoffman.

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