Bradshaw Funeral & Cremation Services
Meaningful Events
that Celebrate Life
Acknowledge and celebrate your
loved one with a meaningful event
that tells the story of their life.
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Green cremation is a gentle,
eco-friendly alternative
to flame-based cremation.
Celebration of Life
Families can select the restful serenity of our traditional settings or the sunlit vitality of our contemporary places.
Grief Support,
Healing the Heart
Even after the service, people continue to need others to lean on for understanding, encouragement, and guidance.
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is a gift of love
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ahead of time removes much
of the burden from your family.

Dr. Martin Carson Obituary

Dr. Martin L. Carson
Dr. Martin L. Carson

May 9, 2019
Resided in Roseville, MN


Marty Carson died May 9th, at his home in Roseville, MN with his wife Deb Crotchett by his side. Married for 44 years, every aspect of their life was intertwined. Through their many hiking adventures Marty shared with Deb his knowledge of the natural world. Marty loved the way Deb lived everyday life with a childlike spirit. Together they grew and designed spectacular species gardens: A legacy that will be forever cherished.

Marty was born in Moweaqua, Illinois, where his mother taught elementary school and his father owned and operated a grocery store. He was the youngest of four brothers. Marty received a B.S. degree in botany from Eastern Illinois University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in plant pathology from the University of Illinois. In 1980, Carson joined the Plant Science Department at South Dakota State University, Brookings. In 1989, He joined the USDA-ARS Plant Science Research Unit, Raleigh, North Carolina, working on maize diseases. In 2002, he became research director of the USDA-ARS Cereal Disease Laboratory, St. Paul, Minnesota. Under his leadership, the CDL gained worldwide stature in the global efforts to mitigate crop losses due to plant disease. Marty’s scientific expertise will be greatly missed.

Memorial Service, 11:00am, Saturday, May 25th Bradshaw Celebration of Life Center, 2800 Curve Crest Blvd., Stillwater with a Visitation beginning at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, you can make a contribution to Deb Crotchett toward care and preservation of the garden and Marty’s Rhododendron/Azalea breeding legacy.




Gathering of Family and Friends
Bradshaw - Celebration of Life Center
2800 Curve Crest Blvd.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Saturday, May 25, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Celebration of Life
Bradshaw - Celebration of Life Center
2800 Curve Crest Blvd.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Saturday, May 25, 2019
12:00 PM

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