Carol Westland, 90, Albert Lea

Published 7:29 am Sunday, January 22, 2012

Funeral services for Carol Ann Westland, age 90, of Albert Lea will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at First Lutheran Church. The Rev. Daniel Baker will officiate. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. To sign the guest book, go to

Carol died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Good Samaritan Society.

Carol Westland

Carol Ann Westland was born on Oct. 13, 1921, in Clarks Grove Township, the daughter of Harry and Alice (Jensen) Arneson. Carol grew up in the Clarks Grove area and received her early education at rural District No. 5. She was united in marriage to Earl Alvin Westland on Dec. 28, 1941, at North Freeborn Lutheran Church. Carol raised five children. Later in life, she was employed at St. John’s Lutheran Home for 18 years and was a member of First Lutheran Church since 1946. Carol enjoyed sewing, gardening and especially her flower beds. She was an independent, thoughtful and loving mother who loved her family very much. Blessed be her memory.

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Survivors include her children: Linda (David) Wallner, Steven (Diane) Westland, Stanley (Sherry) Westland, Thomas (Susan) Westland. Grandchildren: Leah Walker, Chad Walker, Nathan Walker, Jennifer Westland, Wade (Shanna) Westland, Carolyn Rodgers, Michael Westland, Sarah (Reid) Olson, Garrett Westland and Tara Westland; great-grandchildren: Joee and Ryder Westland, Jacob and Aaron Rodgers, Alex, Michael and Maggie Olson; sister, Dorothy Westland; and sisters-in-law, Grace Arneson and Bettie Westland; many nieces and nephews.

Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Earl in 1962; son, Timothy Elton Westland in 2005; parents, Harry and Alice Arneson; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Edward and Anna (Runden) Westland; brother, Alton Arneson; sisters, Arlene Jensen and Marion Frydenlund; sisters-in-law, Emily Bengtson, Ada Westland, Doris Westland; brothers-in-law, Sherely Westland, Carrol Westland, Luverne Westland, Edward Westland, Hilmer Bengtson, Alvin Jensen and Robert Frydenlund.