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Mary Madeline Carlson
August 20, 1924 - Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Winsted, MN Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, MN
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Tuesday, January 21, 2014
11:00 A.M. 4-8 P.M.
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Mary Madeline “Madge” Carlson, age 89, of Winsted, MN passed away on January 14, 2014 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia, MN.

She was born in Hawarden, Iowa on August 20, 1924 the daughter of William and Mary (Thinnes) Muth.

Madge graduated from Hawarden High School in 1942. She attended Nursing School for the next three years; graduating from St. Joseph Hospital’s School of Nursing in Sioux City, Iowa in 1945, later receiving a degree in Nurse Anesthesia from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Minneapolis.

Madge worked as a nurse anesthetist and registered nurse for more than fifty years. As a nurse, she worked in Sioux City, Iowa, the Veterans Administration’s Medical Center in Minneapolis, Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake, St. Mary’s Hospital in Winsted, Watertown Hospital and at the Howard Lake Care Center.

On July 18, 1948 Mary Madeline Muth was joined in holy marriage to Herbert Warren Carlson at the Chapel of the Veterans Administration’s Medical Center in Minneapolis. God blessed their marriage with four children: Gary, Paulette, Bradley, and Joseph.

In the fall of 1949, Herb and Madge moved to Winsted. The Carlson’s owned and operated Herb’s Bakery in Winsted for many years. She often decorated the cakes the bakery made for special occasions.

In 1964 they located to Moose Lake, MN where they owned and operated Herb’s Bakery. Madge continued anesthesia work at Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake.

The Carlson’s moved their family onto a farm in Stockholm Township, Wright County, in 1970. Mr. Herbert Carlson preceded his wife in death in 1982 and Madeline moved into the city of Winsted 10 years later.

Madge was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. She also belonged to American Legion Post #407 Auxiliary and to the V.F.W. Post #9232 Auxiliary.

Madge was known as the life of the party, with a special talent for singing and entertaining. She was a child of the depression and became very thrifty. She took to sewing everything from stage outfits to blazers for the children’s Prom. Madge was a selfless woman who wasn’t afraid to her get hands dirty. She saved and she gave.

She is survived by children: Paulette (Randy Smith) Carlson of Darby, MT, Bradley (Ann) Carlson of Plymouth, MN and Joseph (Colleen) Carlson of Winsted, MN; grandchildren: Ryan Carlson, Nicholas Carlson, Noah Carlson, Hannah Carlson, Cali Gabriel Smith and Aaron Carlson; brothers: Bernard Muth of Sioux City, IA and William Muth of Omaha, NE; brother-in-law: Jimmy (Ruth) Carlson; many loving nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

Madge was preceded in death by her loving husband, Herbert Carlson of Jordan, MN; parents: William and Mary Muth; son: Gary Carlson; grandson: Kristopher Carlson; brothers: Louis Muth, Lawrence Muth, Paul Muth, Arnold Muth and John Muth; and sister Dorothy Muth Swanson.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Madeline Carlson will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, MN. Interment will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Winsted, MN.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 from 4-8 P.M. at the Chilson Funeral Home. A CCW Rosary will be said at 4:00 P.M. with a prayer service at 7:30 P.M. Further visitation will be held one hour prior to mass at the funeral home.

Casket bearers will be: Ryan Carlson, Nicholas Carlson, Noah Carlson, Aaron Carlson, Roger Narkie, Harlan Engelman, Gary Norman and Roger Kritzeck.


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