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Karine Rose Carlson

02/16/1937 - 07/30/2019

Karine Rose Carlson, 82, of Nashwauk died Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at the Grand Village Lodge in Grand Rapids, MN.

She was born February 16, 1937 in Hibbing to William and Grace (Ferraro) Carlson. She was a lifelong resident of Nashwauk. She and David Carlson were united in marriage on August 22, 1959. She graduated from Nashwauk High School in 1955, and the University of Minnesota in 1959, with a degree in Elementary Education. She taught school in Minneapolis her first year out of college. In 1970 she began a 23-year career as kindergarten teacher at Nashwauk-Keewatin Elementary School. She was a lifelong member of Nashwauk Lutheran Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brother-in-law, Michael Carlson.

She is survived by her children, Terri Anick, David (Monica) Carlson, Leanne (Mike Vroman) Stanley; brother, Bill (Carol) Carlson; sister-in-law, Deanna Carlson Martin; brother-in-law, Peyton (Janet) Carlson; grandchildren, Jeremy (Courtney) Anick, Heather (Troy) Stamper, Tom (Rachel) Anick, Tyler Stanley, Troy Stanley; great-grandchildren, Austin and Noah Anick, Kiana Stamper, and Little Man Anick due in September; and all the kindergarten children whose lives she touched.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Nashwauk Area Community Fund and Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Shelf in Nashwauk.

A celebration of Karine’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 12 at Nashwauk Lutheran Church. Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Hibbing.

4 thoughts on “Karine Rose Carlson”

  1. Pam Kalisch says:

    Karine was such a wonderful friend when I first started teaching in Keewatin. She was always there for a warm, happy visit. She was a special lady who will be remembered fondly by former students and everyone who knew her.💕

  2. Amy Olson Reay says:

    I loved Karine dearly. She and my mom (Joan Ferrari Olson) were 1st cousins and every th,a we were in town visiting Grandpa Nat. I loved spending time with her too. Over the years she and I had many long and amazing conversations about things like kids, God, education,, missions work, marraige, etc. I loved talking with her and always wished I lived closer but growing up in WA, MT and OR and then raising my own family here in OR didn’t give us a lot of time to spend together but our phone calls were always fun. She always treated me like I was someone. EXTRA special. I have a hard to.e believing I’m the only one. I will miss her tremendously. I know that she is with her Lord and Savior (she had an amazing faith), I know she missed David. I can just imagine the fun she, my mom, Grandpa, Aunt Gracie and all the rest of the aunts ans uncles and the rest of the family that’s there are having are (I have tried to explain an Italian meal when they ALL were together to my family but its one of those things you just have to witness I think). I know my Dad sure enjoyed them so maybe he can join in too! What a celebration Im sure it is!

  3. Jim Ott says:

    My wife Nancy (David’s Aunt) and I had many great memories of our visits over the years. My last visit with Karen was in the Fall of 2016 when I made my bucket list trip to MN after Nancy passed. Had a very pleasant visit with Karine and later enjoyed our contacts by letter! So sorry to find out the sad news!

  4. John and Elizabeth Chimento says:

    Karine and David visited us in Alexandria, Virginia many years ago. We saw Mount Vernon, George Washington’s home, together. What fun we had!
    We remember most Karine’s wonderful Christmas letters in which she told us of all the Minnesota relatives’ news. Through those letters and phone calls, Karine became the connector for the East Coast family side.
    Once, she told us about the Swedish custom of preparing fish for celebrations which required many steps to create.
    Today, we give thanks for Karine’s devotion to family from which we all benefited and for her love and faithfulness to all.
    May she rest in peace with Aunt Grace, Uncle Natalie, Aunts Rose, Julia, Bertha and Annie.
    John (Rose’s son) and Elizabeth

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Monday 08/12/2019 at 11:00 A.M.
Nashwauk Lutheran Church, 3rd Street, Nashwauk, MN, USA

Visitation begins at 10:00 A.M.