Carlyce Brostad, 1932-2015

Published 9:38 am Friday, June 5, 2015

Carlyce Brostad

Carlyce Brostad

Carlyce Ellen Brostad, 82, of Albert Lea died Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at St. John’s Lutheran Community surrounded by family.

Private burial services will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Arrangements were with Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home in Albert Lea.

Carlyce was born July 29, 1932, to Elmer and Petra (Brunswick) Hawkinson in Webster, South Dakota. She grew up in Holmquist, South Dakota, on a farm and attended school there.

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On Dec. 17, 1949, Carlyce was united in marriage to Perry Grant Brostad in Watertown, South Dakota.

She was a daycare provider in Aitkin and worked for Land O’ Lakes in Aitkin and Albert Lea.  She retired at the age of 62.

Carlyce enjoyed traveling and spending her winters in Arizona with Perry. She also enjoyed rummage sales, gambling, going out to eat and visiting with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include children Cary (Linda) Brostad of Minneapolis, Sherry (Ron) Arvidson of Aitkin, Kim (Phyllis) Brostad of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Denise Schultz of West Des Moines, Iowa, Marilee (Anthony) Majerus of Albert Lea and Peggy Buechler of Sawyer, North Dakota; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren with another on the way; and one great-great-grandchild.

Carlyce was preceded in death by her parents Elmer and Petra Hawkinson; siblings Clarice Hawkinson, Marlowe Hawkinson and Paul (Ronnie) Hawkinson; husband, Perry Grant Brostad; son, Dennis Perry Brostad; and sons-in-law Herb Schultz and Mike Buechler.

Memorials are preferred to the American Heart Association.