Carlson Dennis John, 35, of Minneapolis, MN, died Tues., Jan. 7, 2003 in Mpls. Dennis was born Dec. 21, 1967 in Waukegan. He graduated from Zion-Benton Township High School, class of Ô86 and later from Augsburg College in Mpls, where he played football while in school. He was also involved in semi-professional wrestling in Mpls, where he was known in the profession as "Samson." Survivors include his mother, Patricia Carlson of Russell, IL; 3 sisters, Candy (Douglas) Medina of DeKalb, IL, Kathleen Carlson of Evanston, IL and Cindy (Gary) Schroeder of Joliet, IL; 2 brothers, Robert Carlson of Russell and Jerome (Gail) Carlson of Mokena, IL; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Edwin Carlson in 1969. Funeral service Saturday, January 11, 2003 at 2 pm at the CONGDON FUNERAL HOME, 3012 Sheridan Rd., Zion, IL, with Pastor Dan Nowatarski of Russell Community Church officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Rest Cemetery, Newport Township. Visitation Saturday from 12 noon until time of service at the funeral home. Congdon & Company 847-746-1234

Published on January 11, 2003

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