The Free Press, Mankato, MN

June 13, 2013

Norma Arlene (Albers) Carlson

— Norma Arlene (Albers) Carlson, age 85, of Faribault and  formerly of Kiester, died on Thursday, June 13, 2013, at the Sterling House of Faribault.

 Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 17, 2013, at  10:00 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, Faribault, with the Reverend Craig Breimhorst officiating.  Interment will be at Our Saviors Lutheran Church Cemetery, Kiester, on Monday, June 17, 2013, at 5 p.m.

 Visitation will be at Christ Lutheran Church, Faribault,  for one hour prior to the services on Monday.

 Arrangements are being completed by the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault.

 Norma Arlene, the daughter of Albert and Nora (Stoen)  Opedahl, was born on July 26, 1927. She graduated from Bricelyn High School. She married Walter R. Albers and he preceded her in death.   Norma later married Wallace Carlson and he also preceded her in  death. She was employed at Buds Cafe in Bricelyn for many years.   Norma enjoyed reading, gardening, baking, playing cribbage, doing handiwork, and especially spending time with her family.   She was a  caregiver and was active in supporting the Faribault County Area Hospice of Blue Earth.

 She is survived by four children, David (and Tamra) Albers of Faribault, Pat (and David) MacRunnels of Faribault, Brenda (and Mike) Crissinger of Morristown and Paul (and Cary) Albers of St.  Peter; one daughter-in-law, Becca Albers of Eagle Grove, IA; ten grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two step children; and other relatives and friends.

 She was preceded in death by her parents; her two husbands; one son, John Albers; two sisters, Esther Huston and Iva Hughes.

 In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials be

directed to Faribault County Area Hospice of Blue Earth.

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