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Carol Emily Nygren

Carol Emily Nygren

Carol Emily Nygren, 70, of Esko, Minn., passed away suddenly and peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet, Minn. She was born Sept. 2, 1943, in Cloquet to Emil and Mayme (Mattila) Johnson. Carol was united in marriage to Einar Nygren on Sept. 15, 1962, and celebrated 51 years of marriage. She worked as a secretary most of her life for numerous businesses. Carol was also the organist for Bethel Lutheran Church in Scanlon, Minn. She loved flowers and gardening, and especially spending time with her granddaughters.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Clifford, Norman and Robert Johnson.

She is survived by her husband, Einar; sons, Scott Nygren and Brett (Christie) Nygren; granddaughters, Chloe and Caitlin Nygren; sisters, Helen (Mel) Steinbron, Verna (Roy) Davidson and Bernice (Allen) Davidson; sister-in-law, Eileen Johnson; special friends, Bill and Jon Pera; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation: Monday, May 5, from 1 p.m. until the 3 p.m. memorial service at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet, followed by a luncheon in the fellowship room.

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May 8, 2014 ~ Pine Journal, Cloquet, Minn.