OBITUARY

Ann Judith Carlson

April 10, 1923May 9, 2018
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Ann Judith Carlson, 95, of Duluth passed away peacefully in her sleep Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Solvay Hospice.

She was born April 10, 1923 to August and Judith Kulberg in Beverly, MA.

Ann’s life was full of adventure. She taught on Martha’s Vineyard, served as a Missionary for the Evangelical Covenant Church in China from 1947-1951 and then was sent on a fact finding trip to Taiwan to understand the mission needs there. As a pastors wife, she was very active in all of the activities in the church. She taught the 4th grade at Stowe School in Duluth from 1970 until her retirement. She was a member of the Swedish Choir, helped make quilts at Willing Workers, and volunteer for St. Mary’s and Lighthouse For The Blind.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Rev. Kenneth Swanson; second husband, Arne Carlson; daughters, Gladys Martin and Carolyn Nelson; grandsons, Zachary Foucault and Jonathan Swanson; and brothers, Clarence, Marshall, and Ralph.

Ann will be greatly missed by her children, Loretta (Ken) Carlson, Carol Swanson, Roger (Sue) Swanson, Debbie (Tom) Foucault, Harold (Marleen) Carlson, Lenora (Sam) Grinolds, and Mark Carlson; 20 grandchildren; 48 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; brothers, Gordon (Carol) and Kenneth (Karen) Kulberg; and sister-in-law, Wendy Kulberg.

Visitation: 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2018 at Salem Covenant Church, 339 59th Ave. West, Duluth. The visitation will continue from 10:00 until the 11:00 a.m. Homecoming Celebration Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the church. Interment will be at Oneota Cemetery. Please leave a memory or words of support for the family at www.bellbrothersfuneralhome.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Loretta (Ken) Carlson, Daughter
  • Carol Swanson, Daughter
  • Roger (Sue) Swanson, Son
  • Debbie (Tom) Foucault, Daughter
  • Harold (Marleen) Carlson, Son
  • Lenora (Sam) Grinolds, Daughter
  • Mark Carlson, Son
  • Gordon (Carol) Kulberg, Brother
  • Kenneth (Karen) Kulberg, Brother
  • Wendy Kulberg, Sister-in-law
  • Ann is also survived by her 20 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Glenn Brown, Active Pallbearer
  • Jim Carlson, Active Pallbearer
  • Ken Carlson, Active Pallbearer
  • Alyssa Clark, Active Pallbearer
  • Caleb Foucault, Active Pallbearer
  • Joshua Grinolds, Active Pallbearer
  • Adam Martin, Active Pallbearer
  • Troy Stack-Nelson, Active Pallbearer
  • Dan Swanson, Active Pallbearer

Services

  • Homecoming Celebration Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  • Visitation Monday, May 14, 2018
  • Visitation Tuesday, May 15, 2018
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Ann Judith Carlson

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Laurie Thompson

May 13, 2018

Mrs Carlson was my teacher in 3rd grade at Munger Elementary. She had such a powerful influence in my life. She quietly led by example and it really made such an impact in my life. Everyone was blessed to know her. She is rejoicing right now!!

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5 generations: Grandma Ann, Carol, Jodi, Carissa and Cora (Zarina is baking in Carissa’s tummy)

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Grandma and Carissa

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Grandma pushing Zarina around

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Grandma reading to Cora and Zarina

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Grandma reading to Zarina

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