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Jeannette Carlson, 81

Jeannette D. O’Neel Carlson, age 81, of Sartell, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at Country Manor Health Care Center in Sartell.

There will be a gathering of friends celebrating Jeannette’s life Monday, May 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.

Jeannette was born Oct. 24, 1931, in St. Paul, to William and Evelyn (Benson) Meade.

She married Robert O’Neel March 29, 1947, and he preceded her in death in October of 1979.

Jeannette was later married to Wayne Carlson, and he also preceded her in death.

Jeannette was an executive secretary for Bemis, Deltak, and Washington Scientific.

She enjoyed playing cribbage and bridge, baking, attending Eastern Star and Al-Anon, and spending time with her grandkids and great-grandkids. Jeannette also enjoyed opening her doors to friends and neighbors at Russell Arms for a bowl of soup and a chance to visit.

Survivors include her sons and daughter, Robert (Linda) O’Neel of Wayzata, Sherry (Ron) Bertram of St. Cloud, and Thomas (Diane) O’Neel of Buffalo; half-brother William (Shirley) Benson of Burnsville; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husbands, Robert O’Neel and Wayne Carlson, Jeannette was preceded in death by her parents.

Arrangements are being handled by Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids. Obituary, guest book, and video tribute are available online at: www.williamsdingmann.com.