Marjorie A. Carlson, age 87 of Litchfield, MN died on Tuesday March 2, 2021. A small family funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday March 6, 2021 at Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield, MN. A walk through visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at church on Saturday. Interment will be held at Ripley Cemetery. A celebration of life will occur this summer.
Marjorie Ann (Lindberg) Carlson, the daughter of Peter and Ella (Hanson) Lindberg, was born on April 20, 1933. She grew up and received her education in Litchfield, graduating from high school in 1951. Marjorie was baptized, confirmed, and was married at Zion Lutheran Church, and continued to be a member until her death.
On January 16, 1954, Marjorie was united in marriage to Everett Carlson, also of Litchfield. Together they operated a crop, dairy and poultry farm in Acton Township for over 40 years. Marjorie worked as a telephone operator until they began a family. She loved her family, and enjoyed their activities and sporting events. She and Everett enjoyed traveling and together they visited 12 countries and all 50 states. Marjorie enjoyed quilting, spending time in her flower garden, all things musical, coffee with friends and family, and baking Christmas cookies each year with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed reading about and researching investments and her organizational and bookkeeping skills were unparalleled.
Marjorie is survived by her children: Jill (David Hauge) Carlson of Ormond Beach, FL, Julie (James) Rick of Litchfield, and Jodi (Jeffrey) Grams of Eau Claire, WI; grandchildren Jenny (Aaron) Siegle, Jalayna (Dan) Smith, Hanna (Kyle) Bjorkman, Melissa Grams, Peter (Mackenzie) Grams, and Claire Hauge; great grandchildren Hope, Liv and Isla Siegle, Charlotte and Violet Smith, and Josie, Mila and Soren Bjorkman. She is also survived by siblings David (Anna) Lindberg and Gwen Kielty, as well as sisters-in-law Bette (Lester) Johnson, Shirley (Gordon) Schmeiser, Verdelle Anderson, Audrey (Warren) Youngbloom, and brothers-in-law Gale (Candace) Carlson and Henry Ewald. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother LeMoine Lindberg, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Verne and Freda Carlson; brothers-in-law Roger Good, Dean Anderson and Robert Kielty and sister-in-law Roz Ewald.