Harriet Carlson, 86

Published 7:01 am Sunday, September 13, 2015



Harriet Orlanda Carlson, age 86 of Goodhue, Minnesota, died peacefully at home on Friday morning, Sept. 11, 2015.

Harriet was born on Jan. 15, 1929, in Albert Lea, Minnesota, the daughter of Martin and Ema (Fremo) Westing. She graduated from Blooming Prairie High School in 1947, and married Elmer Carlson on July 20, 1957 in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota. They farmed together and raised two children, Keith and Tamara.  Elmer died in 1984, and she later married Donald Trom on June 26, 1999 in Owatonna. Minnesota. He died in 2009. She was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Goodhue, and was involved in Bible study and quilting. She also enjoyed singing and sang in several choirs, including St. Luke’s Church Choir and Golden Tones of Owatonna. She loved being outdoors and enjoyed gardening, flowers, and watching birds.

She was a member of Red Wing, Minnesota Sons of Norway. She also enjoyed garage sales. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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She is survived by son, Keith E. (Lee Ann) Carlson of Goodhue; daughter, Tamara Carlson (fiancé, Aaron Eastvold) of Austin, Minnesota; 5 grandchildren, Minde (Darik) Rude, Kristopher (Tina) Carlson, Kerry (Beth) Carlson, Kimberlee (Luke) Lodermeier, and Kamie (Colin) Lodermeier; 12 great-grandchildren, Nolan and Norah Rude, Kristopher Blake, Joslyn, Julia and Whitney Carlson, Kate, Jack and Lucy Carlson, Elmer and Emma Lodermeier, and Hayden Lodermeier; brother, Helmer (Bonnie) Westing of Yelm, Washington; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Shirley Westing of Weeki Wachee, Florida, Robert Hinrichs of Zumbrota, Minnesota, and Isabel Hernlem of Zumbrota, Minnesota; and step-children, Danny (Beth) Trom and Roger Trom, all of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, Barb (Dale) Jacobson and Brian Trom, all of Owatonna, Minnesota.

She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; daughter, Jillyn O. Carlson; brother, Manley Westing; sister-in-law, Rosie Hinrichs; and brother-in-law, Connie Hernlem.

Visitation will be held on Monday, Sept. 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Goodhue.  Funeral service will be on Tuesday at 11 a.m., with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Goodhue. Memorials are preferred to St. Luke Lutheran Church, and Mayo Clinic Hospice, Rochester.

Arrangements by Lundberg Funeral Home, Cannon Falls. On-line condolences may be directed to www.lundbergfuneral.com.