Joan Carlson, of Braham, died Tuesday, November 23, 2010, at the Villages of North Branch. She was 80 years old.
VISITATION will be on Tuesday, November 30, from 4 to 7 PM at Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home in Braham and 1 hr. prior to the service at the church.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 1, at Braham Evengelical Lutheran Church with Rev. Rich Chronis officiating. Lunch will be served at the church following committal. Memorials may be made to the Braham Ev. Lutheran Church.
INTERMENT will be at Rice Lake Cemetery
Joan celebrated her heavenly birthday on Tuesday, November 23, 2010. Joan was a lifelong resident of Braham, Minnesota a town she loved. She had a joy for living each day fully and loved her Lord Jesus.
Joan is survived by her loving family: husband, Marvin Carlson; children, Linda Carlson (Rick) Wescott of Gig Harbor WA, Laurie (Bill Voedisch) Carlson of Marine on St. Croix, and Richard Carlson of Braham; grandchildren Nick, John, Dave, Sarah, Rob & Amy; great grandson Tyler and nephews & nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, Art & Florence Larson; sister, Karen Larson Pone’; and nephew, Col. Adrian Pone’.
She was baptized, confirmed, met Marvin at Luther League & married him all at Braham Ev. Lutheran Church, where she was a lifetime active member. Joan graduated from Braham HS, worked at the Braham Journal, at the Braham Ev. Lutheran Church, and taught piano lessons. Her family, the Larson’s, started and ran the Braham Monument Co. for many years. She had a strong interest in supporting the businesses of Braham. Joan raised her children on the same street where she grew up, a street where the Aune’s, Keith’s, Olson’s, Lang’s, Korstad’s, Holle’s, Lance’s & Schwarten’s made sure their children had the best childhood ever.
Joan enjoyed her Circle and quilting at Church, bowling with her team at the Braham Lanes, folding church bulletins on Friday’s, spending time & traveling with her family, and every summer fishing for sunnies at her beloved Pine Lake cabin. She had a passion for gardening, feeding the birds and visiting with friends.
The family wants to thank the wonderful staff’s of the Cambridge Medical Center and the Villages of North Branch for their personal, professional & loving care after her stroke. Special thanks to the Braham Fire Dept. and to Pastor Rich Chronis for his daily support.
1 John 5:11 “And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life;”