Carolyn Wicklund, of Mora, passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at the St. Clare’s Living Community in Mora. She was 96 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brunswick.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
INURNMENT will be in the Grass Lake Mission Cemetery.
MEMORIAL are preferred to the Immanuel Lutheran Church at Brunswick.
Carolyn Marie Wicklund, of Mora, passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at the St. Clare Living Community of Mora. She was 96 years old.
Carolyn was born on January 17, 1925 to George Eddie Anderson and Anna Marie (Quist) Anderson in Grass Lake Township. She grew up in Grass Lake Township and became great friends with Mabel (Wicklund) Lindquist, who later would become her sister-in-law. Carolyn graduated from Braham high school in 1943. During WWII, Carolyn lived in Minneapolis and roomed with Mabel, while working at Northern Pump. It was during this time that Mabel encouraged Carolyn to write to her brother, Vimar Wicklund, who was in WWII. Through these writings, their love developed and resulted in their marriage on October 5, 1946.
They started their marriage in Minneapolis in a home they built and lived in until 1950, at which time they bought a farm in Brunswick, where she lived until 2003.
Carolyn worked in Mora as an assistant to the Sheriff and later she worked in the courthouse. She was the clerk of court for 25 years until her retirement. But she never really retired. After moving to Mora in 2003 she started to volunteer at One More Time, which she did until 2018. In 2019 she moved into the St. Clare Assisted Living until 2020 when she moved into long-term care.
Carolyn was a very devote Christian, having been a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Brunswick for 70+ years. She loved her quilting ladies and was always volunteering at the church as Treasurer and a member of WELCA. She was also member of the Senior Federation of Mora, and a member of American Legion.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Vimar, brother George (Margaret) Anderson, niece Judy Wilson, grandson Gregg Wicklund, granddaughter Sally Walberg, and great granddaughter Brooklyn Marie Quam, as well as all her brothers- and sisters- in-law of the Wicklund family.
She is survived by her son Steve (Gerry) of Spartanburg, S.C; daughter Mary (Bob) Clasen of Hinckley, Mn; grandson, Michael (Tanya) Wicklund of Knoxville, Tennessee; granddaughters, Lisa Wicklund of North Carolina, and Sara (Mike) Telander of Ostego; great grandchildren, Brandon, Samantha, Robert Wicklund and Axel, Leo and Hazel Telander and Gracey Johnson; great nieces and nephews and many loving relatives and friends.