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Carol Gerhardson

Aug. 26, 1945 - June 10, 2009

BLUFFTON -- Carol Lavonne Gerhardson, 63, of Bluffton, formerly of New London, died Wednesday at Tri-County Hospital in Wadena.

The service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wadena.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m., at the church in Wadena. Arrangements are with Karvonen & Son Funeral Home, New York Mills.

She was born Aug. 26, 1945, in Willmar to Leonard and Dorothy Gustafson. She grew up in New London and graduated in 1963 from New London High School. She attended Willmar Community College.

She married Gerald Gerhardson on Nov. 27, 1965, in New London. They lived and farmed on the Gerhardson family farm in rural Belgrade. In 1969, they moved and farmed together in rural Bluffton.

She is survived by her husband; her daughters: Tammy (and Mike) Snyder of Wadena, Sherry (and Rick) Dykhoff of Ottertail, Becky (and Sean) Uselman of Wadena; her son: Jeff (and Laurie) Gerhardson of Siren, Wis.; 13 grandchildren; and her brothers: Don (and Julie) Gustafson of Deer Creek and David (Crystal) Rath of South Dakota.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and by her stepfather: Harry Rath.