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 Irene Vivian <I>Olson</I> Carlson

Irene Vivian Olson Carlson

Birth
Blackhoof, Carlton County, Minnesota, USA
Death 6 Jun 2010 (aged 87)
Carlton, Carlton County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Cloquet, Carlton County, Minnesota, USA
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Memorial ID 100049380 · View Source
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Irene Vivian Olson Glader Carlson, 87, of Cloquet, died Sunday, June 6, 2010 in Inter-Faith Care Center, Carlton. She was born in 1923 in Blackhoof, the daughter of Victor and Ingrid Olson. Irene attended Carlton High School and was a 1942 graduate of Cloquet High School. Following the death of her first husband, Carl Glader, Irene married Clarence "Kelly" Carlson in January, 1969.

Irene worked for Diamond Match for more than 30 years and cleaned homes for more than 65 years. She was a long-time member of Zion Lutheran Church in Cloquet and then was a member of Big Lake Covenant Church.

As a little girl, Irene learned to play the organ while sitting on her dad's lap and by the age of five or six, she was playing the organ at church. Being very musical, she also played the accordion, guitar and other musical instruments at many area events and was the church organist for Big Lake Covenant Church for many years. Irene liked to fish, go camping with her grandchildren, "eat out" in restaurants and have coffee with her friends and family. She was famous for her homemade Danish puff, Swedish pancakes and her Swedish meatballs.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Carl Glader in 1967; her second husband, Clarence "Kelly" Carlson in 2009; five brothers; four sisters and a grandson, Eugene Richards.

A very loving mother, mother-in-law and grandmother, Irene is survived by a son, Gordon Glader of Cloquet; two daughters, Karen (Wayne) Richards of Cromwell and Shirley (Edwin "Bill") Saaristo of Cloquet; a brother, Art (Margaret) Olson of Gardenia, CA; 15 grandchildren; 43 great grandchildren and 15 great great grandchildren.

Funeral Services were held on Thursday, June 10, 2010 in Atkins-Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, followed by a luncheon in the Fireside Room of the funeral home.


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  • Created by: Patricia Hampton
  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100049380
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Irene Vivian Olson Carlson (20 Apr 1923–6 Jun 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100049380, citing Maple Grove Cemetery, Cloquet, Carlton County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Patricia Hampton (contributor 46551426) .