Evelyn E. Carlson, 90

Evelyn Elizabeth Carlson, age 90, of Annandale, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015, at the Annandale Care Center.

Evelyn was born April 28, 1924, to Edwin and Betsy (Olean) Gunderson. She was baptized and confirmed by the Rev. Alex Sand at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Annandale.

Evelyn was married to Andrew Carlson Sept. 29, 1944, at St John’s Lutheran Church in Annandale by Pastor Sand. They had one son, Edwin Andrew, born Oct. 2, 1948, who passed away Feb. 4, 1949.

Evelyn was a lifetime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Annandale. She enjoyed watching and listening to the Twins baseball games with Andy, as well as spending time with her sisters and their families.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Andy; son, Edwin; sister, Eleanor Salmela; brother, Albert “Pete;” and brothers-in-law Harry Salmela, Bill Widmark, and Franklin Sandell.

Evelyn is survived by her sisters, Mabel Widmark and Betty Sandell; in-laws Carl and Norma Carlson; Genevive Larson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral service took place Tuesday, April 14 at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Annandale ,with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Internment followed in the church cemetery.

Arrangements were with the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cokato; www.swansonpeterson.com.

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