Jennifer J. Carlson, 43

Jennifer J. Carlson, age 43, of Montrose, passed away Friday Sept. 12, 2014, at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

She was born July 9, 1971, in Nova Scotia, the daughter of Paul and Conniejean (Fisher) Matheson.

Jennifer was united in marriage to Troy L. Carlson April 3, 1999, in Colorado.

A loving wife and mother, Jennifer’s family was a top priority in her life. Her daughters were the apple of her eye, and she enjoyed taking them to all of their sporting events and the occasional shopping spree.

Jennifer had positive attitude with any situation that came her way, which was encouraging to others around her. She had a deep faith in her Lord, which made dealing with different conditions a little easier.

Jennifer treasured the time spent with her dog, Louie. She was an avid reader, and liked to try new recipes, cooking in the kitchen.

She and parents, Ray Fisher, Mable Matheson, and Donald Matheson; her aunt, Ena Matheson; and uncles Ronnie Matheson and Jackie Barker.

Jennifer is survived by her loving family, husband Troy; daughters Emily and Hanna Carlson; parents Paul and Conniejean Matheson of Nova Scotia; sister and brother-in-law Stephanie and Greg Gordon of Nova Scotia; grandmother Lena Jean Fisher of Nova Scotia; mother-in-law Irene “Ike” Carlson of Chaska; father-in-law and wife, Richard and Nancy Carlson of Jordan; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law Richard and Tammy Carlson of Norwood Young America, and Tammy Carlson of Arlington; nieces and nephews Jack and Luke Gordon, Eric and Kevin Carlson, Cody, Nick and Emily Doetkott; and many uncles, aunts, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

A memorial service took place Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer, with the Revs. Adam Gless and Lucas Woodford officiating.

Visitation was Tuesday, Sept. 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia, and continued Wednesday, one hour prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.

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