Carol Britten, 63

Carol Britten, 63 of Halma, Minnesota passed away quietly at her
home early Sunday morning, February 19th, 2012.  Carol Renstrom was
born May 21, 1948 to Willard and Gladys (Kittelson) Renstrom at the
Warren Hospital in Warren, Minnesota.  She was a 1966 graduate of
Strandquist High School in Strandquist, Minnesota went on to attend
Bemidji State University.  Carol worked as a dental assistant in
Minneapolis from 1968 to 1971.  On July 17, 1971 she was united in
marriage to Carl Britten at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Stranquist.
Carol worked at the Karlstad Dental Clinic from 1971 to 1975.  She
began working at the Karlstad Hospital in 1982 and continued working
there until its closure in 1995.  Carol also worked at American
Family Insurance for several years prior to taking a job with Kittson
Memorial Healthcare Center at Hallock in 1999.  She retired this past
year because of failing health.  Carol was a member of First Lutheran
Church where she had served as a Sunday School superintendent and
teacher, a church board member, taught confirmation, sang in the
choir and was a member of WELCA.   
    Family members include her husband, Carl; two sons, Christopher
Britten, Bemidji, MN and Courtney (Jessica) Britten, Strandquist;
grandchildren, Halle and Gavin Duray, Bjorn Carl and Henry John
Britten; two sisters, Grace (Russell) Wollin, East Grand Forks and
Darlene Gryskiewicz, West Fargo, ND; a brother-in-law, Allan Frei,
Stephen, MN and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death
by her parents; a sister, Susan; a brother, Tim Renstrom, a
sister-in-law, Leone Renstrom; a brother-in-law, Rod Gryskiewicz and
a niece, Errin Renstrom.
    Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, February 22nd at 11:00
a.m. in First Lutheran Church at Karlstad, Minnesota.  Interment will
be in the Karlstad City Cemetery.  Rev. Gary Halverson, presiding;
Kirstin Olson, organist, Meredith Walton and David Gustafson,
soloists. Honorary casket bearers will be all those in attendance.
Visitation will be held at First Lutheran Church on Tuesday evening
from 5 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. The Austin

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