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Carolyn M. Wickstrom, 69

Carolyn Mary Wickstrom, age 69, of Delano, died peacefully at home Wednesday, June 24, 2009.

A memorial service will take place Monday, June 29 at 11 a.m. at the Iten Funeral Chapel in Delano, with a one-hour gathering preceding the service. Chaplain Richard Luedtke will officiate.

Carolyn’s grandchildren, nieces, and nephews will serve as honorary bearers.

Arrangements are with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

Carolyn was born July 15, 1939, to Harry and Mary (Loushine) Olson in Hibbing, MN.

A longtime employee of Presbyterian Homes of Spring Lake Park, Carolyn loved spending time with her grandchildren. Traveling, crocheting, and gardening took up her remaining leisure time. She was known to take her vacations to garden and do canning.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Mary Olson; and a sister-in-law, Sue Olson.

She is survived by her children, Sarah Farniok, Jim Wickstrom, John Wickstrom, Amy and Dennis Grengs, and Mary Wickstrom; nine grandchildren; siblings John and Jackie Olson, Roger and Bernie Olson, Martin Olson, and Sally and Duane Altman; special friend Phil Barfknecht; and many other family members and friends.