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Mora, MN • 320-679-1933

Braham, MN • 320-396-2121

CAROLYN M. WICKLUND

AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA

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.

11 thoughts on “CAROLYN M. WICKLUND”

  1. Dear Mary,
    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.
    I worked with her in the courthouse. She was a very sweet lady!
    My sympathies…
    Margie Vogel Bertilson

  2. What a special lady Carolyn was!!! Oh so special!!! I worked with her at the clerk’s office back in the late 70’s. I learned a lot from her and put sunshine in our days. She was beautiful inside and out! Whenever I would see her, she was always so upbeat and we would reminisce about our working days. May the Lord bless your memories and I know we will see her again.

  3. Condolences to Carolyn’s children and family. I enjoyed knowing Carolyn as an adult while spending summers at my Brunswick farm for two decades and at ILB. She always had a smile, suprising wit and a kind word. You likely have many great memories of her to celebrate and remember as you hold her near. Be well.

  4. I knew Carolyn from volunteering at One More Time. She was a very upbeat lady and always smiling and friendly. She was missed by many when she had to give up cashiering there. I am so sorry for the family and hope your memories will give your comfort.

  5. Carolyn was a wonderful co-worker and friend. She was my “work mom” and treated everyone with kindness.

  6. So sorry to notice Carolyn’s passing. She always greeted me with warmth. Thoughts and prayers for Steve, Mary and family.

  7. We all have wonderful memories of Carolyn at Immanuel. She was a wonderful asset to our WELCA group and very much appreciated her thorough treasurer reports. Her dedication to Immanuel was an example to many of us. We are very thankful she was part of our lives for so many years.

  8. I always received a warm welcome from Carolyn when I would come to visit my dad (Judge Paulson) and check in with the clerks office to see if he was available. I know my father also appreciated Carolyn’s ability to be a warm friendly person while also being the consummate professional in her position serving the public. A great combination of talents.

  9. Thank you to all that have shared these memories…until I started reading today these qualities you’ve appreciated in Grandma, who she chose to be; how much her values are a part of me in such a direct way…Grandma was our family’s keystone. She was that faithful, dedicated, loving, supportive most important person that cared for us all. Thank you for helping us celebrate how truly special a gift she was to us!

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