Adeline Carlson, 88, Austin

Published 9:43 am Monday, September 26, 2011

Adeline Ann Carlson, 88, of Austin, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Austin.


Addie was born on April 17, 1923, in Delavan, to Anton and Alma (Handeland) Peterson. Adeline grew up on a farm and attended school in the Blue Earth area. Adeline moved to Austin in the early 1940s. On Aug. 16, 1942, she married Henry “Hank” Carlson at the Methodist Church Parsonage in Winnebago. She worked at Hormel for 34 years in the Dry Sausage Dept. Adeline was a member of the Royal Neighbors, Mothers Club and Women of the Moose. She was very proud of her Lefse that she gave to many friends and family members for many years. In her spare time, she liked to knit, work on puzzles, dance and talk, and have a good time. Adeline was known as “Nanny Hank” to her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Henry Carlson, infant son, Roger; sisters: Pearl Gresser, Maureen Orth and Betty Warner; and brother, Palmer Peterson.

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Adeline is survived by her son, Richard “Smokey” (Karen) Carlson, of Oakland; grandchildren: Chad (Dawn) Carlson, Hayward, Natalie (Scott) Reminger, Lakeville, and Brianna Carlson, Austin; great-grandchildren: Amber, Brandon, Jacob and Ruthie Carlson, and Jack and Ryan Reminger; sisters: Kathyrn Cherland, Minneapolis, Evelyn “Honey” Abram, Blue Earth, and Diane (Terry) Schaper, New Richland; brothers and sisters-in-law: Raymond (Arlene) Peterson, Crosslake, and David (Florence) Peterson, Blue Earth; many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with the the Rev. Krsiti Koppel officiating. Visitation will be held at St. Olaf Lutheran Church from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and at the church on Wednesday for one hour before the service.

Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.