Pat Carlson, age 66, of Moorhead, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in her home, surrounded by her loving family, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.
She was born April 24, 1946, in Moorhead, to Robert and Rosella (Hoppe) Krabbenhoft.
Pat grew up in Sabin, MN, and graduated from Moorhead High School. She attended Interstate Business College in Fargo, ND.
Pat married Nicklas Carlson Feb. 4, 1967, in Trinity Lutheran Church, Sabin, MN, and they made their home in Hawley, MN.
She worked for Nodak Insurance, Hawley Jack & Jill, Hawley Manor, and then Noridian Insurance from 1996 until 2012.
Nicklas died July 28, 1998. Pat moved to Moorhead in 2005.
Pat’s family was very important to her. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, who always put others before herself.
She is survived by her sons, Robert (fiancée Isabel) of Lester Prairie, and Brian (Stacey) of Fargo, ND; seven grandchildren, Cody, Casey, Katie, Chase, Calli, Caiden, and Alexander; brothers Curt (JoAnne) Krabbenhoft, Battle Lake, Craig (Karen) Krabbenhoft of Fargo, ND, and Carter (Doreen) Krabbenhoft of Mountain Home, ID; former sister-in-law Renee Krabbenhoft; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A funeral service took place Saturday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. at The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Moorhead. Interment was at Hawley Cemetery, Hawley, MN.
Visitation was Friday, Feb. 8 from 5 until 7 p.m. at Wright Funeral Home in Moorhead, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Arrangements were by the Wright Funeral Home in Moorhead. Video tribute and online guestbook are available at www.wrightfuneral.com.