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Vernice R. Carlson

April 27, 1915 September 22, 2014
Vernice R. Carlson
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Vernice Carlson nee Berglund was born in Trade Lake Township, WI and graduated from Grantsburg High School in 1933. She attended Trade Lake Baptist Church and was baptized there. She moved to the Twin Cities after high school, but always returned to her home frequently to visit friends and relatives. She met the love of her life, Harry Carlson, when he would visit Wisconsin as a young man. They were married at her parents' home in August, 1936. They made their home in the Twin Cities except for a few years in Portland, Oregon during WWII.
She was a very busy lady caring for their six children, holding many different jobs in her lifetime including being Rosie the Riveter while building ships during WWII and being an administrative assistant at North Central/Republic/NWA/Delta airlines. This gave Harry and her many opportunities to travel the world. She loved shopping, sewing, cooking, and Christmas.
Vernice died on September 22, 2014 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Our loss is heavens gain where she is enjoying eternity with her Lord and Savior and all her family and friends. Harry preceded her in death in 2007. She was also preceded by her siblings: Florence Melin, Lillian Nord, Earl Berglund, Ethel Selin, Arlene Drotz, Lester Berglund, Helen Carlson, Bernice Yelle and Edward Berglund.
She is survived by her children, Marilyn (Paul) Patterson, David (Carolyn) Carlson, Sharon Berg, Jayms (Melinda) Carlson, Patty Melchisedech, Pam (David) Melchisedech. She also will be missed by 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the Trade River Evangelical Free Church, Trade Lake Township, WI on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m., with visitation to begin at noon at the church. Vernice will be laid to rest next to her husband, Harry at Union Cemetery following the service.
An online guestbook is available at www.rowefh.com . Arrangements have been entrusted to Rowe Funeral Home in Frederic, 715-327-4475.

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