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Astrid Janet Palmer

Astrid Janet Palmer, 82, of Cloquet, Minn., died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008, in the Solvay Hospice House in Duluth, Minn. She was born Oct. 8, 1925, in Blackhoof Township to August and Marie Carlson. Astrid graduated from Carlton High School in 1944...

Astrid Janet Palmer, 82, of Cloquet, Minn., died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008, in the Solvay Hospice House in Duluth, Minn. She was born Oct. 8, 1925, in Blackhoof Township to August and Marie Carlson. Astrid graduated from Carlton High School in 1944. On June 1, 1947, she married John Palmer. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, VFW Auxiliary, and years ago she was a member of the Blackhoof Relax Club. Astrid enjoyed baking and gardening and she had the ability to make people laugh in her own quiet way.

Astrid was preceded in death by her husband, John, in 1972 and her sister, Lucy Dunn.

She is survived by her children, Melvin (Sharon) of Barnum, Minn., Donna (Wayne) Johansen of Duluth, Delores (Darrell) Wold of Moose Lake, Minn., and James of Duluth; step-son, John (Dorothy) Palmer of Barnum; her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers, Arvid Carlson of Scanlon, Minn., and John Carlson of Eugene, Ore.; sisters, Margaret Thiel of San Jose, Calif., and Ruth Besaw of Blaine, Minn.; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, in Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th St., Cloquet. Visitation will continue Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service, also in Northland Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sandy Lake Cemetery in Blackhoof Township.

Arrangements entrusted to Northland Funeral Home, Cloquet, 218-879-7184. To sign the guest book and leave an online tribute, see www.northlandfuneralhome.com .

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September 18, 2008

  • Cloquet, Minn.
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