Carol Ann Laddusaw


Carol A. Laddusaw, 82, of Hawley, MN, passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2023, at Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, ND.

Carol Ann Gaulrapp was born on November 27, 1940, to George and Mary (Finke) Gaulrapp in Wheaton, MN. She attended school in Wheaton and graduated in 1958. She married her high school sweetheart Ronald Laddusaw on June 6, 1959. Together they raised five wonderful children.

Ron and Carol lived in many places as they moved about for Ron’s job in the grocery industry. Landing in Hawley in 1979 where they bought their own store and made Hawley their permanent home.

Carol was a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church since day one. She was very active in her younger years and also was the instigator of the “Turkey” dinners which she brought from her former parish in Wyndmere, ND.

They wintered as snowbirds in Mesa, AZ, for many years after retirement and loved it there.

Carol loved putting puzzles together, playing cards whenever she could with whoever would play with her. Don’t forget the casinos, she was always ready to go when someone asked. She also loved football and was at the TV every Sunday hoping the Vikings would make a good showing. Her family was a big part of her life and loved being around all of them.

She is survived by her five children, Anthony (Rhonda), Michael (Lori), Ronna (Norbert) Althoff, Matthew (Mary), and Marnie (Chad) Slager; 11 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and four sisters.

Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Ron; her parents; grandchild, Nichole; great-grandchild, Benjamin; and three brothers.

Visitation will be Friday, May 5, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., with prayer service at 7 p.m., at St. Andrews Catholic Church, Hawley, MN.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, May 6, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Andrews Catholic Church, Hawley, MN.

Internment will be at Wheaton Cemetery.

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