Warren M. Charlson
Warren M. Charlson, 91, Albert Lea, Minn., passed away Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, at St John’s Woodlands. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct., 2, at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea, Minn., with Reverend Don Rose officiating. Interment was held in Graceland Cemetery. Bonnerup Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Warren was born Feb. 14, 1928 to Melvin and Beatrice (Quisling) Charlson, Lake Mills. He grew up on the farm south of Twin Lakes, Minn. He then moved to the town of Twin Lakes. He then went on to take care of his mother in her home, until her passing while making a permanent residence in the Albert Lea community.
In October of 1999, Warren married Cecilia Polencia in Albert Lea.
Warren was a member of the First Lutheran Church, Albert Lea, Minn. He enjoyed fishing in his younger years. He also watched a 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 Streeters. 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 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.