Carlson, Marlys Joy (Danielson)
Age 78, of Hallock, went home to be with Jesus on February 19, 2015. Marlys was born at home in Minneapolis, MN on December 14, 1936 and accepted Jesus Christ into her heart as a young girl at First Covenant Church. After graduating from Central High School in Minneapolis, Marlys went to work for Harold’s department store and was known and welcomed by many hundreds of Harold’s employees and customers.
While she was a “city girl” she spent every summer growing up on her uncle Clarence V.A. Johnson’s farm, 5 miles east of Kennedy. All the while, Marlys “longed” for Kittson County in a place where “everyone knows your name.” She was one of the first to run a “personal” ad in a newspaper (North Star News) inviting an eligible man with similar interest to meet. Through that ad, Marlys found the love of her life in Franklin Leonard Carlson.
Together, they had fun dressing up as “Lena and Ole,”fooling people in Kennedy who did not recognize them and going to Hallock high school hockey games, traveling with the team. Marlys loved to paint rural scenes she found in Kittson county. Marlys was also a correspondent for the North Star News writing about people and events of interest around Kennedy.
Marlys loved her family, always was clear in her opinions (never afraid to “stir the pot”) and totally loyal to her family and friends. In the early years, Marlys and Franklin resided in Kennedy and in later years have lived in Hallock.
Preceded in death by mother, Esther Johnson Danielson, father Stanley Eddy. Danielson; step-mother Alice Kramer Danielson, sister Lois Mardel, brother Stanford Foch and brother Woody I., all of Minneapolis. Survived by loving husband Franklin Leonard Carlson of Hallock, brothers Roland Clarence (Shirley) and Dean Eckwall (Dolly) of Edina, MN,, Franklin’s cousin Galen Nordin of Lancaster, MN many other cousins, nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews and a host of friends who mourn her passing. The funeral will be at l:00 pm on MONDAY, February 23rd at Maria Lutheran Church in Kennedy, MN with Visitation one hour before the service starting at 12 Noon. Pastor Kathy Levenhagen, presiding; Patti Swanson, organist; Galen Nordin and Faye Potrament, duet. Honorary casket bearers will be all those in attendance. Lunch will served following the funeral service. Internment will be held later at Jupiter Mission Cemetery, 7 miles east of Kennedy, MN. Memorials preferred to Maria Lutheran of Kennedy where Marlys was a long time member.
Austin Funeral Chapel of Hallock