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Hildur Hedlund Carlson Nicholson

Hildur Hedlund Carlson Nicholson, age 96, of Cokato, died Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at the Cokato Manor.

She was born March 22, 1910 on the family farm in Kingston, the daughter of Louis and Mary (Olson) Hedlund. Hildur grew up in the Kingston area, and attended country school at Happy Corner.

She was united in marriage to Theodore “Ted” Carlson April 17, 1927. Together, Hildur and Ted made their home on a farm north of Cokato, before they moved into Dassel.

In 1937, they moved to a farm at Lamson, where they lived until Ted’s death Nov. 28, 1972.

Hildur was united in marriage to Rev. Carl Nicholson Nov. 27, 1978. They made their home in the Dassel and Cokato area.

Hildur was employed for a time at the Cokato Canning Factory; and for 27 years, she was employed by 3M Manufacturing, retiring in 1972. After retiring from 3M, Hildur completed her high school education and received her GED.

Hildur loved to spend time in her garden, crochet, sew, and read the Bible. She was a wonderful cook and loved to bake. She also enjoyed debating politics.

She was actively involved with her church, and loved to attend Sunday services.

Hildur was constantly on the go, never one to sit still. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Hildur is survived by her daughters, Karen (Robert) Jurgens of Draper, Utah; and Ramona (Dale) Danielson of Mesa, Ariz.; 18 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ted and Carl; two sons, Harvey Carlson and Marlowe Carlson; one grandson, Daniel; her parents; nine brothers; and seven sisters.

Funeral service was Saturday, April 15 at the Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church in Cokato, with the Rev. Lyndon Korhonen officiating. Interment was at the Cokato City Cemetery.

Visitation took place Friday, April 14, from 5 to 8 p. m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel; and continued for one hour Saturday, prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements were by the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel.

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