JEAN VIVIAN CARLSON

J. Carlson webphotoJean Carlson, of Rush Point, passed away on Sunday, December 5, 2010 at the Golden Living Center in Rush City. She was 86 years old.

A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 3:00 pm on Satruday, December 11, 2010 at the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham

VISITATION will be held from 4-7pm on Friday, December 10, 2010 at the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home.

INTERMENT will be in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery on Rush Lake.

Jean Vivian Carlson, of Rush Point, passed away on Sunday, December 5, 2010 at the Golden Living Center of Rush City. She was 86 years old.

Jean, the eldest, was born on March 1, 1924 to Aaron and Hulda (Lundquist) Hammargren at their home near Fish Lake in Isanti County. She was baptized and confirmed at the Spring Lake Lutheran Church. Her first eight years of school were spent in a little country school house, freshman and sophomore years at the Cambridge High School. In 1940, the family moved to Rush Point and her junior and senior years were in Braham. May 31, 1942 she graduated from the Braham High School.

One day Jean and some of her friends were walking the road between Rush Haven and Lakeview, on the west side of Rush Lake, when little did she know that she was going to meet her future husband. Ten days after graduation, on June 10, 1942, Jean was united in marriage to Roy Vincent Carlson in Rush Point.

As a young woman she worked part-time at various jobs and then at the Jack Lewis Department store in Cambridge for 7 years. In 1964 when Control Data opened in Cambridge, she began working as an electrical assembler. In two years she was promoted to an engineering technician. Jean held that position for 18 years until she retired at the age of 60.

After retiring, Jean and Roy enjoyed the life of freedom. Every once in a while they would go on a trip. They enjoyed going to the Rush Point Store for a cup of coffee and to visit with the gang. She also enjoyed the Rush Point Senior Citizens, getting together with the Control Data girls once a month, reading, crocheting, and antiques.

After seven years of retirement she very freely and faithfully gave of herself to take care of Roy full time for the next four years, until her sudden illness with cancer. She had a tough time with the cancer recovery and with the passing away of her beloved husband Roy in 1997. Strong willed as she was, she won the battle.

Jean is preceded in death by her husband, parents, infant twin sisters Carrie and Mary, brother Glen Hammargren, and sister Dorothy Gray.

She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Judi and husband Willie Strelow of Braham; grandson Billy Strelow and wife Jeana of Braham; granddaughter Tammi and husband Jeff Reilly of Rush Point; 6 grandchildren Sonny, Courtney, Mike, and Kevin Strelow; and Blake and Nikki Reilly; brother-in-law Dean Carlson; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Service will be held at 3:00pm on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham. A time of visitation will be from 4-7pm on Friday, December 10th and 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery on Rush Lake. Arrangements were entrusted to the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham.

2 guestbook entries for JEAN VIVIAN CARLSON

  1. Amy Ramstad December 6, 2010 at 5:41 pm #

    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time

  2. Mike & Cathy Greeley December 7, 2010 at 3:09 pm #

    OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU.

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