William D. Carlson (Bill, Billy) of Hugo, MN, peacefully passed April 6, 2019, at home with his family by his side. He was born & raised in Superior, WI on July 4, 1942. Growing up he hunted & fished with his father & 3 brothers. His love of fishing remained with him his entire life. He worked in the computer industry first as a Hardware Engineer, then Software Design Engineer and finally as an IT Manager. His career took him on many trips around the world. He enjoyed many things in life including sailing/boating, gold mining, wood working, travel, wildlife and spending time with his family. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William & Hazel Carlson of Superior, WI. Bill is survived by his wife, Darlene Carlson of Hugo, MN; daughter, Cindy Carlson of Hugo, MN; son, Jeffrey Carlson of Lake Havasu, AZ; brother, Clarence-Trigger (Donna) Carlson of Superior, WI; brother, Garry (Gail) of Hawthorne, WI; brother, Glen of Superior, WI; several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life service will be held later this summer in Superior, WI.