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Published April 10, 2013, 12:00 AM

Florence Carlson

Florence Carlson, 82, of Clarissa, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at the Centra Care Health System in Long Prairie. Funeral services for Florence were held on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Melissa Ehrhardt officiating. Interment was held at Zion Cemetery, Clarissa.

Florence Ann Eisenbraun was born August 7, 1930 in Valentine, Nebraska to Jacob and Anna (Goersch) Eisenbraun. She graduated from Browerville High School in 1948. Florence moved to St. Paul, MN to work at St. Paul Fire and Marine until her marriage to Don Carlson in 1950. Together they farmed in Eagle Valley Township for the next 55 years. After Don's death in 2005, Florence moved to the Heritage Apartments in Clarissa where she enjoyed the fellowship of her friends and neighbors. The last few years she spent at the Todd County Care Center where she enjoyed working out, playing bingo, and winning at cards.

Florence Carlson

Florence Carlson, 82, of Clarissa, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at the Centra Care Health System in Long Prairie. Funeral services for Florence were held on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Melissa Ehrhardt officiating. Interment was held at Zion Cemetery, Clarissa.

Florence Ann Eisenbraun was born August 7, 1930 in Valentine, Nebraska to Jacob and Anna (Goersch) Eisenbraun. She graduated from Browerville High School in 1948. Florence moved to St. Paul, MN to work at St. Paul Fire and Marine until her marriage to Don Carlson in 1950. Together they farmed in Eagle Valley Township for the next 55 years. After Don's death in 2005, Florence moved to the Heritage Apartments in Clarissa where she enjoyed the fellowship of her friends and neighbors. The last few years she spent at the Todd County Care Center where she enjoyed working out, playing bingo, and winning at cards.

Florence loved being a farm wife. She enjoyed gardening, baking, and cooking for "her boys." She is especially known for her flat pancakes, popcorn balls, potato sausage, & her strong Kool Aid. Florence took time for people and was always willing to have conversation over coffee. She loved her family and was a great wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Florence had a great sense of humor and witty personality.

Florence is survived by her children: Victor (Peggy) Carlson of Browerville; Carmen (Joe) Howell of Kindred, ND; grandchildren: Jennifer (Brian) Tjaden of Hawley, MN; Jerene (Jason) Redfield of West Fargo, ND; Katie (Jason) Baskin of Maple Grove, MN; Paige (Mike Barbero) of Boise, ID; great grandchildren: Parker, Emily, Mallorie, Karisa, and Ava; her three siblings: Martha Drajna, Marvin Eisenbraun, Leonard Eisenbraun and many nieces and nephews.

Florence is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Don; brother, Ed Eisenbraun; granddaughter, Leah Jerlow; and son-in-law, Greg Jerlow.

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