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Obituary ~ Marjorie Lorraine (Chrs) Carlsgaard
February 27, 1929 ~ May 07, 2010

The Globe Gazette
Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
Sunday, May 09, 2010

ROCKWELL ó Marjorie Lorraine Carlsgaard, 81, of Rockwell, died Friday (May 7, 2010) at Rockwell Community Nursing Home.

Funeral services for Marjorie will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 12, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Myrtle. The Rev. Ron Meyer and the Rev. Joel Dahlen will officiate.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday May 11, at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Marjorie Lorraine Carlsgaard was born on Feb. 27, 1929, at Albert Lea, Minn., the daughter of Eddie and Netta (Madson) Chrs. She attended district number 116 country school and graduated in 1947. She was united in marriage to Merlin Carlsgaard on June 17, 1948, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Myrtle. To this union six children were born. Marjorie lived in the Myrtle area her entire life until she moved to Rockwell in 2006, which was hard for her to leave the friends she had here.

She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Mary Circle, Moose Lodge 1364, Mothers Clubs, Senior Citizens of Hayward, Senior Citizens of Rockwell, Womenís Club and St. Peterís Lutheran Church in Rockwell. Marjorie enjoyed helping with farm work and she had a large garden she was very proud of, in her later years she planted more flowers. She drove school bus for Glenville-Emmons school district for 20 years. Marjorie enjoyed traveling, visiting her friends and especially spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband, Merlin; children, Mary Ellen (Bill) Nelson, Merle (Linda) Carlsgaard, Marcia (Craig) Rayman, Marla Kaye (Jim) Johnson, Mark Carlsgaard, and Martie (Cyndi) Carlsgaard; grandchildren, Chris Nelson, Craig Nelson, Derrill Lynn (Josh) Carlsgaard, Alyson (Jeff), Alisa (Todd) and Dustin Rayman, Michael (Jessica) Johnson, Derek (Tessa) Johnson; great grandchildren, Andrew, Nicholas, Madelynn and Ben Nelson, Darin Nelson; sisters, Nancy (Roger) Anderson, Betty Ann (Dick) Brooks, Beverly Farr; brother, Edward (Mary) Chrs; sister-in-law, Eleanor Carlsgaard, many nieces and nephews and special pets Lucky and Sandy.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents; brothers-in-law Arlen, Gerald Carlsgaard and Amos Farr.

Bayview Funeral Home, 1415 N. Hwy 13, Albert Lea, Minn., 507-373-4330. www.bayviewfuneral.com.

[Interment was made at Stateline Cemetery, Northwood, IA.]

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, November of 2016



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