Jeffrey Kenneth Carlson, 34

Jeffrey Kenneth Carlson, 34, of Maple Grove, Minn., passed away Wednesday at home with his family after a two-and-a-half-year battle with Multiple Myeloma.

Jeff was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Minn.. He graduated from Grand Rapids High School in 1996, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2001, and his MBA from Cardinal Stritch University in 2010. Jeff was employed for the last eight plus years at Boston Scientific, most recently as a quality engineer.

Jeff is survived by his wife, Julie-Anne (Wright); son, Maxwell Christopher; brother, Christopher (Sara) of Plymouth; sister, Katri (Clint) Balfanz of Lakeville; parents: Ken and Karen Carlson of Grand Rapids; maternal grandmother, Florine Lutterman of Grand Rapids, Minn.; nieces: Scarlett Balfanz, Greta Carlson, Petra Balfanz; loyal boxer, Tiggy; in-laws: Murray and Sandy Wright of Port Washington, Scott (Tammy) Wright of Bloomington, Minn., Jeff Wright of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Ruth Wright of Ontario, Canada; best friend, Adam "Donk" Dahlke of Bloomington, Minn.; and numerous extended family throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Memorial service at Kozlak-Radulovich Maple Grove Chapel (13745 Reimer Drive, Maple Grove, Minn.) Saturday at 11 a.m. An additional service will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grand Rapids, Minn. on March 17, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Jerry Weiss officiating.

Memorials preferred to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (Team Jeffy C, Mayo Clinic Hematology, Rochester, Minn., Gift of Life Transplant House, Rochester, Minn.

Arrangements are with Kozlak-Radulovich Maple Grove Chapel, 763-416-0016, www.kozlakradulovich.com.