Florence Baarson, 85, of Odin, was called to her eternal rest on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Pleasant View Good Samaritan Society in St. James.
Florence Baarson, 85, of Odin, was called to her eternal rest on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Pleasant View Good Samaritan Society in St. James. A Celebration of Life Service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Zion Lutheran Church in Odin with Rev. Carla Reierson Officiating. Burial will be in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in rural Odin. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Kramer Family Funeral Home in Trimont and one hour prior to the services at the Church on Wednesday. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family online at www.kramerfuneralhome.com.
Florence Julia Lydia Sandberg was born on December 1, 1928 to Frank and Lily (Holland) Sandberg in Long Lake Township, Watonwan County. She was received into the Kingdom of God through Holy Baptism in 1928 at Zion Lutheran Church in Odin. Florence received her education in country school in Long Lake Township. She was confirmed on April 1, 1944 at Zion Lutheran Church in Odin. She lived on the farm in rural Odin until her marriage to Olgar Baarson on February 22, 1947. After their marriage she lived in Odin until entering the Pleasant View Good Samaritan Society in St. James on July 9, 2013. Florence would help at the Odin Store when Violet and Carlton Brudlie owned it. She was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church, a member of the Ladies Aid, taught Sunday School, made donuts and lefse at the church functions. She enjoyed bowling, playing bingo, baking, making rice and watching soap operas. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, Olgar of Odin; daughters, Linda (Don) Feeney of Graham, Wash., Betty (Kevin) Williams of Fairmont, and Nancy (Bob) Curry of St. James; son-in-law Ron Schwab of New Ulm; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Melvin (Agnes) Sandberg of Butterfield, and LeRoy (Bernice) Sandberg of Fairmont, and other relatives and friends.
Florence was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Lily Sandberg; daughter, Brenda Schwab; grandparents, Andrew and Helen Holland and Andrew and Hanna Sandberg; and other relatives.