Ruth E. Carlson

obit_rcarlson.jpgRuth Evelyn Carlson, 89, of Waconia and Coon Rapids, formerly of the
Isanti County area, passed away Monday, January 10, 2011 at Waconia Good
Samaritan Center.
She was born in Isanti County, Minnesota on July 4, 1921, the daughter of William and Elsie Anderson.
On June 16, 1948 she was united in marriage to Lester A. Carlson of
Lyons, Neb. Four years after they were married, Lester was ordained into
the Holy ministry of the Augustana Lutheran Church. Ruth stood behind
him with her love and support as he served congregations in Port Wing,
Wis., Chariton, Iowa, McIntosh and Fertile, Minn.
Four children were born to this union, twin daughters Emily Jean and Helen Ann, Steven and Linda.
She was preceded in death by her twin daughters, and her parents.

Ruth is survived by her husband Rev. Lester Carlson of Waconia, son Steven and wife Margaret Carlson of New York City, N.Y., daughter Linda and husband Brad Krantz of Victoria, three grandchildren, Andrew and wife Patricia Krantz, David Krantz and James Krantz, as well as other relatives and friends.

May the Lord bless her memory and give peace and love to her family and friends.

Funeral Services were held Jan. 13 at Long Lake Lutheran Church with Rev. Matthew Flom officiating. Kristy Anderson served as organist.  Pallbearers were Steven Carlson, Andrew, David, James, Brad and Loren Krantz. Interment was in Long Lake Community Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cambridge.