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Harriet Carlson

January 15, 1929 — September 11, 2015

Harriet Orlanda Carlson, age 86 of Goodhue, MN died peacefully at home on Friday morning, September 11, 2015. Harriet was born on January 15, 1929 in Albert Lea, MN the daughter of Martin and Emma (Fremo) Westing. She graduated from Blooming Prairie High School in 1947, and married Elmer Carlson on July 20, 1957 in Blooming Prairie. They farmed together and raised two children, Keith and Tamara. Elmer died in 1984, and she later married Donald Trom on June 26, 1999 in Owatonna. He died in 2009. She was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Goodhue, and was involved in Bible study and quilting. She also enjoyed singing and sang in several choirs, including St. Luke's Church Choir and Golden Tones of Owatonna. She loved being outdoors and enjoyed gardening, flowers, and watching birds.

She was a member of Red Wing Sons of Norway. She also enjoyed garage sales! She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by son, Keith E. (Lee Ann) Carlson of Goodhue; daughter, Tamara Carlson (fiancé, Aaron Eastvold) of Austin; 5 grandchildren, Minde (Darik) Rude, Kristopher (Tina) Carlson, Kerry (Beth) Carlson, Kimberlee (Luke) Lodermeier, and Kamie (Colin) Lodermeier; 12 great-grandchildren, Nolan and Norah Rude, Kristopher Blake, Joslyn, Julia and Whitney Carlson, Kate, Jack and Lucy Carlson, Elmer and Emma Lodermeier, and Hayden Lodermeier; brother, Helmer (Bonnie) Westing of Yelm, WA; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Shirley Westing of Weeki Wachee, FL, Robert Hinrichs of Zumbrota, and Isabel Hernlem of Zumbrota; and step-children, Danny (Beth) Trom and Roger Trom, all of Blooming Prairie, Barb (Dale) Jacobson and Brian Trom, all of Owatonna. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; daughter, Jillyn O. Carlson; brother, Manley Westing; sister-in-law, Rosie Hinrichs; and brother-in-law, Connie Hernlem. Visitation will be held on Monday, Sept. 14 from 4-7 p.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Goodhue. Funeral service will be on Tuesday at 11 a.m., with visitation from 10-11 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Goodhue. Memorials are preferred to St. Luke Lutheran Church, and Mayo Clinic Hospice, Rochester. Active pallbearers will be Darik Rude, Kristopher Carlson, Kerry Carlson, Colin Lodermeier, Luke Lodermeier, Glenn Westing, and David Westing. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral Home: Lundberg Funeral Home 5839 Hwy 19 Blvd Cannon Falls, MN US 55009

Previous Events

Visitation
Monday, September 14, 2015
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
St. Luke Lutheran Church

102 N. 4th St.
Goodhue, MN 55027

Service
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
11:00 AM
St. Luke Lutheran Church

102 N. 4th St.
Goodhue, MN 55027

with visitation from 10-11 a.m. at church

Graveside Service
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Evergreen Cemetery

Hwy 9
Goodhue, MN 55027


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