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Anna Mae Baumgartner Carrlson

Anna Mae Baumgartner Carrlson, 74, of Perham, MN, formerly of New York Mils, MN, died Sunday, July 26, 2009, at the Perham Memorial Nursing Home, Perham, with all 15 of her children surrounding her. A funeral mass will be held Wednesday, July 29, at 11 a.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Perham, with Father Dan Walz officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 28, from 4-8 p.m. at Schoeneberger Funeral Home, Perham,with a prayer service at 7. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.

Anna was born November 1, 1934, to Joseph and Mary (Majerus) Baumgartner in Petersburg, NE. She attended St. John's Catholic School, graduating in 1952. She then went on to attend Norfolk School of Business and after graduating, Anna worked for Andrews Van Lines of Norfolk. She was united in marriage to John A. Carrlson on December 3, 1955, at St. John's Catholic Church in Petersburg. They moved to New York Mills in 1970 where they farmed until John's death in 1979.

Anna loved to crochet, garden, and play bingo as well as follow her Minnesota Twins. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren; they were the light of her life. Anna loved having visits from friends and socializing with her nursing home family, always with a smiling face.

Anna is survived by 15 children: John (Kathy) Carrlson, Bemidji, MN; Betty Sczygiel (Tom Golkowski), Frazee, MN; Teresa (Gib) Ternus, Perham, MN; Carol (Lester) Bain, Verndale, MN; Donald (Sandi) Carrlson, New York Mills, MN; Donna (Dave) Frandsen, Cohasset, MN; Ronald (Patty) Carrlson, Dent, MN; Robert (Beth) Carrlson, Richville, MN; Mary (Dennis) Fritz, Perham, MN; Connie (Byron) Zitzow, Vergas, MN; Patricia (Ron) Berns, Perham, MN; Ed Carrlson, Cohasset, MN; Rick (Lisa) Carrlson, Henning, MN; Becky Carrlson, Leal, ND; and Bobbi Carrlson, Grand Forks, ND; 47 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty (John) Werner, Perham, MN; one brother, Joseph (Flor) Baumgartner, Columbia, SA; a sister-in-law, Helen Baumgartner, Petersburg, NE; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Anna in death are her parents; husband, John; brother, Peter Baumgartner; two grandsons, Jacob Carrlson and Derek Frandsen; and one son-in-law, Larry Sczygiel.

Schoeneberger Funeral Home, Perham, MN, is in charge of arrangements, 218-346-5175. Online tributes may be posted at