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Dorothy Carlson Feb. 5, 1932 - May 8, 2009

BELGRADE -- Dorothy Carlson, 77, of Belgrade, died Friday at the Belgrade Nursing Home. 

The service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at Crow River Lutheran Church in rural Belgrade.  Burial will be in the church cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Johnson Funeral Home in Belgrade and one hour prior to service at the church. 

She was born on Feb. 5, 1932, in St. Louis, Mo., to Louis and Florence (Deckerd) Ambrose.  When she was 18, she moved with a friend to Belgrade.

She married Donald L. Carlson on Dec. 2, 1953.  They lived in the Belgrade, Willmar and New London areas.  She worked for Jennie-O Foods for many years before retiring in 1994. 

She was a member of Crow River Lutheran Church and a member of altar guild and circle. 

She is survived by her sons: Terry (and Tina) Carlson of Belgrade, Dale Carlson of Brooten, Dennis (and Rochelle) Carlson of Ramsey and Robin Carlson of Paynesville; two grandchildren; siblings: Phillip (and Francis) Ambrose, Carl (and Carol) Ambrose and Marilyn Bacon all of St. Louis.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 2003 and two brothers.