Matthew “Mutti” J. Carlson, 36, of Virginia, passed away Monday, May 13, 2019 at his residence.

Matthew John Carlson was born December 13, 1982 in Virginia to Carl “Boof” Carlson III and Dawn (Markley) Carlson. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 2001. He worked at Fortune Bay for 10 years and most recently at Radko Supply.

Mutti was a social butterfly who liked entertaining the ladies. He had a heart of gold, a great sense of humor and an addictive smile.

Mutti enjoyed fishing, wrestling, hunting, playing poker at the hunting shack, collecting antiques, and was an excellent bullshitter. He genuinely loved his family and friends.

He is survived by his parents, Carl “Boof” Carlson, III of Virginia and Dawn Carlson of Virginia; brother, Brett (Danielle Lamppa) Carlson of Tower; grandmother, Ann Markley of Virginia; uncles, Dean (Gail) Markley, Russel Markley, and Todd (Kathy) Borden; aunts, Jill (Terry) Wagoner and Wendy (Jim) Morrell; nephews, Jack Miles Carlson and Arik Lamppa; niece, Abbi Lamppa; cousins; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Jack Markley and Carl “Meets” Carlson, Jr.; and grandmother, Jacquelyne Carlson.


A celebration of life will be held Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the Miners Memorial Building in Virginia at 11:00 am with visitation beginning at 9:00 am. Pastor Eric Roth will officiate. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit


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