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Jeanne Carlson 07/19/2021

Jeanne Carlson 07/19/2021

It is always difficult to say goodbye and it is sad to announce that on Monday, July 19, 2021, Jeanne Carlson of Pepin, Wisconsin, passed away at the age of 92. Jeanne was born on February 24, 1929, in Stockholm, Wisconsin, the daughter of Alfred and Berda (Seberg) Olson. She spent many happy years near the shores of beautiful Lake Pepin, growing up on a farm outside Stockholm, attending grade school in the Village and graduating from high school in Maiden Rock, Wisconsin in 1947. After high school, she attended the MN School of Business in Minneapolis. This was followed by employment with Butler Manufacturing and then with P&H – Physicians and Hospital Supply. In 1950, Jeanne married Dale Carlson and discovered in him her best friend and constant companion. Dale would affectionately refer to Jeanne as his “shadow” because they were inseparable and went everywhere together. Jeanne and Dale graduated from High School and were always so thankful that they had found each other. They were a good pair! Jeanne loved to play cards – and anything Dale liked! Dale played ball for the Maiden Rock Town Team with Jeanne present to cheer him on. Their love of sports never stopped! Their marriage was blessed with four children: Bob, Steve, Patti, and Bruce. And Jeanne’s love of children extended beyond the walls of their family home with 25 years working for the Pepin Area Schools, with both elementary age and then K-12 youth. Even after retirement, she remained a dedicated sports fan, rarely missing a game, whatever the season – always there to cheer on the kids! Jeanne’s hobbies and interests were numerous, and she touched the lives of many with her gifts. She loved to cook a hearty meal for her family. She was a truly gifted baker. She was a devoted member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Pepin where her ministry of welcome always found expression. Jeanne was treasurer of the Women of the ELCA and helped to steer many church projects and improvements to a fruitful finish. She loved flowers and for more than twenty years organized both the Easter Garden and the Christmas Poinsettias. Her creations for the annual Cookie Walk fundraiser were delicious and beautiful year after year! Jeanne is survived by her son Bob and his wife Diane, son Steve and his friend Beverly, daughter Patti and her husband Mark, and son Bruce. Grandchildren: Chris and his wife Michelle, Travis and his wife Shelly, Eric and his wife Amanda, Matt and his wife Danielle, Aaron, Michael and his friend Michelle, Kyle, and Justin and his wife Doniele. Great Grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Holly, Lundyn, Lauren, Blake, Kennedy, Clay, Weston, Brantley, and Brooklyn. Jeanne was preceded in death by both of her parents and her husband, Dale. A private funeral service was held on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 10 am at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Pepin, WI and streamed live through the link just below this obituary. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery in Pepin, WI. Thanks be to God for the love Jeanne shared with us all! Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

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  • Arvid l. Miller Posted July 20, 2021 5:55 pm

    Will miss you Aunt Jeanne seems like I just talked to you a few days ago. Love always Kate and Deke.

  • Edna Murray Posted July 21, 2021 4:18 pm

    Jeanne was a wonderful lady who was very active in church and enjoyed life. She was a great cook! You will be miss by every one that knows you.

  • Marie Braatz & Rita McArt Posted July 21, 2021 4:27 pm

    We will miss Auntie Jeanne. She always called us on our birthdays. We remember her for her cheerfulness, love of sports and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family!

  • Mark Radde Posted July 22, 2021 8:40 am

    I’ll always remember Jeanne having treats for everyone when we come to visit and of course we all had our favorites but she made them all. Jeanne loved to cook and bake and enjoyed going out. Another vivid memory was Jeanne’s love of Christmas. She loved having the house all decorated inside and out and later in life she enjoyed watching us decorate. A favorite tree outside for me, Kyle and Justin was the umbrella tree. A bit of work to wind the lights around the trunk in red and then the top in green, seemed like every year it was bitter cold when we down for Thanksgiving when we decorated outside. I also remember looking for the largest turkeys for Thanksgiving, took many store visits to find the right one.

    Jeanne will be missed, who is making the strawberry jam now? Every one of us loved that.

  • Mark Radde Posted July 22, 2021 8:42 am

    I had too much to say so here is another post.

    Jeanne was also frequently at ball games for Kyle and Justin and I bet wondered about me when an ump kicked me out of a game, guess I was passionate too. I know Kyle and Justin appreciated all the support.

    Jeanne will be missed, who is making the strawberry jam now? Every one of us loved that.

  • Ned Larry Waltz Posted July 27, 2021 12:45 am

    Our Sympathy goes out to Jeanne’s Family!
    Sorry to hear of Jeanne’s passing!
    She was a Wonderful Secretary at the Pepin Schools, when I worked at Coca Cola she always told me where to go! after her retirement, I always enjoyed seeing her out & about and we would visit about Maiden Rock!
    Oh how did she love the Plum City Ice Cream Socials!
    Rest in Peace Jean!
    Ned & Anna Waltz

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