Jeanetta D. Carlson, age 89, of Litchfield, MN died on Saturday May 6, 2023, at Bethany Memory Care Center in Litchfield, MN. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday May 16, 2023, at Ostmark Lutheran Church in Watkins, MN. A visitation will be held from 5:00 - 7:00 PM on Monday May 15, 2023, at Johnson Hagglund Funeral and Cremation in Litchfield, MN and will continue one hour prior to the service at church on Tuesday. Interment will be held at the Ostmark Cemetery in Watkins, MN. The service will be streamed on the Ostmark Lutheran Church Facebook page.
Jeanetta Darlene Carlson, the daughter of Roy and Eleanor (Keough) Steele was born on July 3, 1933, in Maine Prairie Township, in Stearns County, MN. She graduated from Kimball High School in 1950 and worked at the Hennepin County Probation Office. On June 6, 1953, she was united in marriage to Roger Carlson at the Church of Christ in Kimball. She worked at the Dassel State Bank until her daughter was born. Together Jeanetta and Roger farmed in the Kingston and Forest City areas for over 40 years until retiring and moving to Litchfield in September of 1995. She was a member of the Ostmark Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School, led the choir, was active in the women’s organizations and served on the music and worship committee. She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, music and spending time with her friends and family.
She is survived by her children Deb (Tom) Holtz of Litchfield and Mark Carlson of Litchfield; grandchildren Angela (Nate) Kruger of Litchfield and Preston Holtz (Caroline Davis) of Richmond, VA; great grandchildren Emily and Anna Kruger; brother Allen Steele of Litchfield; and sister-in-law Marilyn Hess of Cottage Grove. She was preceded in death by her husband Roger; parents Roy and Eleanor; and brothers Elwood and Orlo Steele.
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