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Audrey Carlson 1911-2000


Posted By: David Hellwege (email)
Date: 6/27/2006 at 15:23:59

Audrey Carlson, 89, formerly of 707 North St., Stratford, died Wednesday at the Stratford Nursing and Rehab Center of congestive heart failure. She had been a resident of the center since September of this year. She was born Sept. 4, 1911, in rural Hamilton County, the daughter of Victor and Gertrude (Swedlund) Holstrum. She married Wilhelm "Bill" Carlson Jan. 21, 1939, in Stratford.

She was a homemaker and also worked for five years at the Stratford Care Center in Stratford. Her hobbies included reading, working in her garden, sewing, and quilting. She was a member of South Marion United Methodist Church, where she was active in numerous church activities, including United Methodist Women. She also was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Swedish Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in December of 1989; two sisters; and one brother. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Trevor and Susanne Carlson of Stratford; one granddaughter, Sara Carlson of Gainesville, Fla.; and one grandson, Adam Carlson of Des Moines.

The body has been cremated and no visitation has been scheduled.

A private family service will be held with the Rev. Gina Spohnheimer officiating. Burial will be in South Marion Cemetery in Stratford.

Memorials may be given to the South Marion United Methodist Church of Stratford.

Stark-Welin Funeral Directors of Stratford is in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Boone News-Republican via the WWW.]


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