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Carol A. Compton, 69

Carol Ann Compton, age 69, of Cokato, formerly of Eden Prairie, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at the Cokato Manor.

She was born March 10, 1943, in Litchfield, to Edward and Mavis (Norine) Compton.

Carol was baptized and confirmed at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel.

She graduated from Dassel High School in 1961.

After graduation, Carol worked for Haapala Seeds in Dassel, First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Litchfield, a travel agency in Willmar, and then, Control Data in Bloomington, where she spent the majority of her working career. Carol was an extremely dedicated, hard-working, and faithful employee.

Carol lived in Eden Prairie from 1983 to 2006, at which time she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. After her diagnosis, she lived for a short time at assisted living facilities in Minneapolis and Hutchinson. When a greater degree of care was needed, she was moved to Heritage Place, and then the Cokato Manor.

Her hobbies included sewing, doing crafts, and listening to music. She also enjoyed walking outside, and enjoying the sights and sounds of nature; and loved spending time with her nieces, aunts, and friends, especially fellow DHS classmates.

Carol is survived by two brothers and their spouses, Dennis (Colleen) of Dassel, and Kevin (Carolyn) of Darwin; three nieces, Amanda (Benjamin) Lohmann of Montrose, Kelli (Nick) Benner of Darwin, and Stephanie (Yvan) Houareau of Cottage Grove; a nephew, Devin Compton of Dassel; great nieces and nephews Theodore, Zachary, and Abigail Lohmann, Johannah Benner, and Luka Houareau; as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Mavis Compton.

The funeral service took place Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 11 a.m. at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel, followed by interment at the Dassel Community Cemetery.

There was visitation Tuesday, one hour prior to the service at the church.

The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel handled the funeral arrangements.