Kathleen L. (Hemquist) Carlson, age 65, of Albertville, died Sunday, January 31, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her family, under the care of Hospice.
Funeral services are 11 a.m., Friday, February 5, 2016, at Esther Lutheran Church in rural Parkers Prairie with Rev. Jeanette Bidne officiating. Music is provided by organist, Marcia Guenther. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m., Friday at the church and will continue until the time of the service.
Kathleen Louise Carlson was born on November 15, 1950, to Carmen and Agnes (Schiewe) Hemquist in Parkers Prairie. She was baptized on January 13, 1951, and confirmed on September 26, 1965, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie. She attended public schools and graduated from Parkers Prairie High School in 1968. Following her education, Kathleen worked at Northwestern National Life Insurance followed by McQuay, both in Minneapolis. She retired from Liberty Mutual Insurance in Golden Valley, where she worked for 23 years. Kathleen also worked as a bookkeeper for her husband's cleaning business for many years. She was united in marriage to Morley Carlson on October 24, 1970, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie. Following their marriage they built their first home together in Long Lake, where they were blessed with two daughters. After five years in Long Lake, they moved to Maple Plain on Lake Independence where they lived for 23 years. In 2001, they moved to Albertville where they resided until the present. Kathleen enjoyed boating, jet skiing, grilling, baking, cooking and spending time at their lake home on Lake L'Homme Dieu. She loved spending time with her family, especially, her grandson, Charlie.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and nephew, Justin Carlson.
Kathleen is survived by her husband of 45 years, Morley; two daughters, Shannon (Richard) Hanousek of Apple Valley and Shelley (Keith) Ben of Shakopee; grandson, Charlie Hanousek; four sisters, Sharon (Larry) Carlson, Linda (Rodney) Moske both of Parkers Prairie, Vicki (Roger) Hermes of Alexandria and Brenda (Dr. Dan) Johnson of Litchfield; along with many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Dr. Dan Johnson, Roger Hermes, Larry Carlson, John Rolin, Keith Ben, Richard Hanousek and Charlie Hanousek. Honorary pallbearer is Kathleen's dear friend from first grade, Dot Heifort.