Lifelong Resident of East Side of St. Paul Passed away at the age of 98 surrounded by family on November 13, 2012, at The Commons of Boutwell's Landing, Stillwater, MN. Dorothy was born on November 28, 1913, to parents Herman and Gertrude Wenzel. Preceded in death by beloved husband Wallace C. Carlson, brothers George, William, Robert and Thomas, sisters Margaret Johnson, Lillian Holland, Gertrude Egan and Norma Meeks. Survived by sister Marie Arneberg, brothers Irving and Herman Wenzel, children Wallace C. Carlson (Judy) of Menomonie, WI, Thomas L. Carlson of Ludlow, MA, and Linda Carlson Krafthefer (Brian) of Stillwater, MN. She was a proud and loving grandmother to Laura Gustafsson (Fredrik) of Sweden, Lynn Hoffstrom (Larry) and Lonna Stroinski (Bob) both of Winona, MN, Mark Henderson (Jamie) of Texas, Andrew Krafthefer of Neenah, WI, Mary Krafthefer of Stillwater, MN, and Patrick, Katie and Alec of MA, great grandchildren including Dakota, Jarrett, Lovisa, Olivia and Adam. Dorothy was devoted to her large extended family. "The Gang" was together often for holidays, celebrations, picnics, fishing trips and vacations. In her day, she was athletic, playing basketball, golfing and bowling perfect games. She loved playing cards, working puzzles, cooking and socializing. For the last 26 years of her life, she lived at Pathways on the Park on Ruth Street where she was very active in the Social Club, acting in skits and winning at bingo. She will be missed and remembered with love by all who knew her. A Memorial Service will take place at 1 PM on Sunday, November 18, 2012, at the Chapel at Boutwells Landing, Stillwater, MN. Visitation will be one half hour before the service; light refreshments to follow. There will be a private interment. Memorials preferred. Final arrangements by the Cremation Society of Minnesota. The family would like to extend a special thanks to staff of Boutwell's Landing for their loving care of Mother as she lived her last few months at the Transitional Care Unit and at The Commons assisted living.