J. Carlson webJoan 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;”

17 guestbook entries for JOAN M. CARLSON

  1. Connie Knox November 26, 2010 at 9:10 pm #

    We don’t always understand the ways of our Creator, but we accept with faith His holy will and we are at peace…

    Peace be with you all….

  2. Linda Carlson Wescott November 27, 2010 at 12:04 pm #

    To all who sign this guest book, we appreciate and treasure your thoughts and memories of Mom. May God bless you, The Carlson Family

  3. Edward Bechtholt November 27, 2010 at 1:16 pm #

    My thought and prayer are with Rick and Linda, and the resr of both family.

  4. Jane Daun November 27, 2010 at 1:33 pm #

    Linda Westcott (daughter) is a personal friend and a buddy in a Bible Study Group of approx. 6/7 years. My heart felt simpathy is extended to the entire family. I shall be thinking and praying for you at this difficult time. Jane Daun

  5. Wendy Bjorklund November 27, 2010 at 3:33 pm #

    I’m thinking of all of you and holding you in my prayers. Your mom/wife/grandmother/friend led remarkable life defined by her deep, deep roots in Braham. All my best.

  6. Ken and Linda Tromsness November 27, 2010 at 4:04 pm #

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

  7. Simmone and Daniel Pone November 27, 2010 at 4:55 pm #

    Thinking of you all and praying that your wonderful memories sustain you at this time. With much love-Dan, Simmone, Daniel and Jordan

  8. Gail Downing November 27, 2010 at 8:38 pm #

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I met Joan only a few years ago. She would come into the flower shop looking for gifts for her family. It was always a joy to help her! She was so appreciative. I wish I would have known her my whole life! What a neat lady. Her and her decorated bicycle will be missed on the Braham streets.

    Gail Downing

  9. Beverly Robinson November 27, 2010 at 10:26 pm #

    She was an absolutely lovely lady and I loved our chats at BELC! She was a good friend to Vanessa and I. She will be missed!
    Beverly Robinson

  10. Jerry and Nancy Davis November 28, 2010 at 8:25 am #

    Our family is thinking of yours at this difficult time. All of the wonderful memories you have of your Mother; and family time spent in Braham, will comfort you for all the years to come. Continue to cherish and share those times, with laughter and with tears.Your Mother’s life will always bring you hope and peace. We send our prayers and love.

  11. Elsie Wescott November 29, 2010 at 10:54 am #

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, Linda. May the Lord be with you and all your family comforting you all during this time. She sounds like a wonderful woman!

  12. Del and Nancy Johnson November 29, 2010 at 11:42 am #

    Greetings from Michigan. I just found out from my brother Rog about Joan. I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. I’m sure that you have many wonderful memories that will remain with you always. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  13. Mike & Fran Lovell November 29, 2010 at 2:29 pm #

    We met Joan a few times she & Marvin came out to visit Rick & Linda. She was a wonderful lady. I will miss the talks we had about sewing and the life she lead. Our love and prayers are with the whole Carlson extened family.

  14. Don and Polly Grossbach November 30, 2010 at 5:01 pm #

    Joan will be missed by many. She loved to have fun and was interested in so many things. She had a good heart! Its so hard to lose a spouse and parent, but keep remembering all the good times. Our prayers are with you.

  15. Beverly Johnson November 30, 2010 at 9:49 pm #

    My sympathy to the family on your loss of a kind, gentle loving lady. I remember her good company from relation picnics and extended family gatherings. Condolences from Kansas City

  16. Janet Ahlstrom Risinger January 2, 2011 at 6:09 am #

    Thank you, Mrs. Carlson, for teaching me to play the scales. My sympathy to the Carlson family…you are loved.

  17. Linda Carlson Wescott February 7, 2011 at 2:30 pm #

    Thank you for the memories and kind thoughts. Feel free to keep adding to the Guestbook. We find comfort in reading about how you remember Mom.

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