Brian Karlson

Sioux Falls, SD
January 16, 2024
Brian Keith Karlson, age 66, of Sioux Falls, passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at the Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at the East Nidaros Lutheran Church, rural Baltic. Interment was in in the church cemetery.
Brian was born on July 23, 1957, in Sioux Falls to Donald and Lydina (Scott) Karlson. He grew up in Sioux Falls and attended school at South Sioux Elementary, Edison Junior, and Washington High School. He met Debra Johnson of Baltic when both were working at Carousel Skate in Sioux Falls. On January 2, 1982, they were married at East Nidaros Lutheran Church. Brian worked as a truck driver all his life. He worked for several companies including Midwest Coast, Terrace Park, Lakeside, Bibbs, MCA, Hoovestol, and Ten Roads Express.
Brian loved riding his Harley Davidson and going to Sturgis. He also enjoyed watching professional wrestling and Nascar.
Survivors include his wife, Deb, Sioux Falls; daughters: Kari (Doug Sibson) Karlson, Sioux Falls, and Laura (Bryan) Parker, Sioux Falls; grandson, Henry Parker, Sioux Falls; sisters: Donna (Ellison) Brtna, Sioux Falls, and Francis Karlson, Sioux Falls; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Donald Jr and Kevin Karlson; and half siblings, Ronald Big Man and Darlene Oberacker.
Funeral arrangements provided by Minnehaha Funeral Home.