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Joann "Joey" Carlson

December 3, 1939 — March 13, 2020

Albert Lea

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Joann “Joey” Carlson, 80, of Albert Lea passed away Friday, March 13, 2020 at the Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea.

Memorial Service will be Friday, March 20 at 2:00 pm at Bonnerup Funeral Home in Albert lea, with visitation one-hour prior.

Joann Rosella Okland was born December 3, 1939 to Adolph Sr. and Clara (Handeland) Okland in Lake Mills, Iowa. She was the 2nd oldest of four children.

She attended school at Northside Elementary and Central High School in Albert Lea. After school she married Floyd Carlson and worked at Land O Lakes.

Joey worked later in life at ABC Bingo in Austin and enjoyed many years playing BINGO. Joann was a life-long member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church and enjoyed time with her nieces and nephews. She preferred her own cooking and coffee compared to anyone else’s, had a witty attitude, and always took her trips, “Down South”!

She is survived by her siblings, Adolph “Sonny” Jr. and Carol (Gary) Engelby; lifelong friends, Gloria Peterson and Sandy Vandegrift; close friends from the SR. Tower, and by other loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

Joann was preceded in death by her parents; infant son, David Carlson; sister, Shirley Bartelds and her husband Rodney, and great-nephew Jonathan Bartelds.

We Will All Miss Joey Very Much!

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Friday, March 20, 2020

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Friday, March 20, 2020

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