Carolyn S. Draxten, age 87, of Litchfield died on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at the St. Cloud Hospital. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, November 29, 2019, at Johnson-Hagglund Funeral and Cremation Service in Litchfield. Family and friends may gather for visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Arndahl Lutheran Cemetery.
Carolyn Serene Draxten, the daughter of Arthur and Lillian (Ecklund) Nelson, was born on June 11, 1932 in Litchfield. She grew up in the Rosendale area and graduated from Grove City High School in 1950. She continued her education at a school of Cosmetology. Carolyn worked as a beautician and homemaker. For a short time she own her own shop in Spicer. On November 10, 1957, she was married to Dudley Draxten in the Arndahl Lutheran Church. They made their home in Litchfield and she continued to work as a beautician. For several years she worked at Bethany and Emmanuel home in the salon. She was an active member at Zion and enjoyed being a part of the sewing circle. Carolyn was a devoted wife and always made sure Dudley had breakfast before he left early in the morning for work. She enjoyed reading and found it to be very relaxing. She referred to it as her “sleeping pill”. She also enjoyed taking rides by the old farm place and talking to her sister on the phone. She lovingly referred to her cats as “pests” and listened to WCCO every morning. Carolyn enjoyed her family and they will fondly remember her smile and laughter.
She is survived by her sons Daniel Draxten of Long Prairie, Anthony Draxten of Lakeville; grandchildren Karissa (Christopher) Chevallier, Ian Draxten, Morgan (Travis) Braton, and Derek Draxten; great grandchildren Kirsten, Tyler and Emily Draxten, Sienna Chevallier, Madilynn and Taelor Braton. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister Marilyn (Toots) Hafstad.