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Carmen Carmillus Haglund Kuske

Birth
New Richmond, St. Croix County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 24 Jan 2003 (aged 86)
Minnesota, USA
Burial New Richmond, St. Croix County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot Lot 384 NW-1.4 Section 5
Memorial ID 176338878 · View Source
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Carmen Carmillus (Haglund) Wilkus Kuske of New Richmond entered into eternal life on Friday, Jan. 24, 2003 at St. Johns Hospital, Maplewood, Minn.
Carmen was born on July 11, 1916 in New Richmond to the late Gustaf and Alma (Hedin/Hedeen) Haglund.
She was baptized and confirmed in the Swedish tradition at the English Lutheran Church, New Richmond.
Carmen graduated from New Richmond High School in 1935 and then moved to St. Paul, Minn. to work in retail sales.
She married Bernard Larry Wilkus June 21, 1941 in St. Paul, Minn.
On March 27, 1945 her husband died while Carmen resided in New Richmond during her husband’s military service duty and following years until she married Bernard E. Kuske, Oct. 22, 1966. They lived in Osceola and Bernard preceded her in death, June 25, 1989.
Carmen was a lifelong member of First Lutheran Church, New Richmond. She taught Sunday School for many years and she served in numerous church activities throughout her lifetime.
She was a member of the New Richmond Hospital Auxiliary prior to 1966 and since then a member of the Osceola Medical Center Auxiliary.
She loved flowers and spending time caring for her garden. She won many ribbons for her flower arrangements in contests over the years. She enjoyed scrapbooking and crafting and her visits with family and friends.
She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.
Carmen is survived by her daughter Karen Marie (Wilkus) (Don C.) Leibelt and by her granddaughter, Lorinda Marie Leibelt of Green Bay; sister Helen L. Dovich of St. Paul, Minn.; brother Robert W. Haglund of New Richmond; sister Esther Langness of Burbank, Calif.; sister-in-law Maureen Haglund, Milwaukee; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brother Harold Haglund of Milwaukee, her brother Kenneth Haglund of New Richmond; and her sister Viola Christopher of New Richmond.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28 at Beebe Mortuary. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29 at First Lutheran Church, New Richmond, with Pastors Larry Jorstad and David Halaas officiating. Music was provided by organist Dennis Alfveby and soloist Nina DeKock. Pallbearers were Wayne Haglund, Jon Saure, Richard Dahlin, James Radke, Gordon J. Wyman, and Gordon R. Wyman. Interment was private.
Beebe Mortuary assisted the family.


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  • Created by: Rachel G
  • Added: 14 Feb 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 176338878
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Carmen Carmillus Haglund Kuske (11 Jul 1916–24 Jan 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 176338878, citing New Richmond Cemetery, New Richmond, St. Croix County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Rachel G (contributor 47371213) .