Harriet Orlanda Carlson, 86, Goodhue
Harriet Orlanda Carlson, age 86 of Goodhue, died peacefully at home on Friday morning, Sept. 11, 2015. Harriet was born on January 15, 1929 in Albert Lea, MN the daughter of Martin and Emma (Fremo) Westing. She graduated from Blooming Prairie High School in 1947, and married Elmer Carlson on July 20, 1957, in Blooming Prairie. 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. 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 Sons of Norway. She also enjoyed garage sales! She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by son Keith E. (Lee Ann) Carlson of Goodhue; daughter Tamara Carlson (fiancé Aaron Eastvold) of Austin; five 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, and Isabel Hernlem of Zumbrota; and step-children Danny (Beth) Trom and Roger Trom, all of Blooming Prairie, Barb (Dale) Jacobson and Brian Trom, all of Owatonna. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; daughter Jillyn O. Carlson; brother Manley Westing; sister-in-law Rosie Hinrichs; and brother-in-law Connie Hernlem.
Visitation was held on Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Goodhue. Funeral services were Tuesday 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.