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home : obituaries : obituaries August 22, 2017

7/20/2017 3:34:00 PM
Chestine I.S. Carlsted

Chestine I. S. Carlsted, age 95 1/2, formerly of Lindstrom, and Chisago City, MN passed away June 18, 2017 at Ecumen North Branch.  

Chestine was born in Norrhult Sweden to parents Albert and Ottilia Pihl.  In 1923 she immigrated to the U.S. with her parents and settled in Benson MN.  She attended a one room school house through 8th grade and graduated from Benson High School in 1939.  After graduation she worked in Benson and married Ferdinand Carlsted of Dassel MN on June 30, 1945.  They lived in Benson until April 1954 where three of their four children were born: Richard (died at nine months), Janet and Bruce.  They moved to a farm near Almelund from 1954-1999, where their youngest son Douglas was born.  In 1966, Chestine’s sister Sylvia and brother-in-law Kenneth Froberg were killed in a tragic car accident.  Chestine and Ferdinand raised niece Nancy Froberg Bozarth.  In 1999 she and Ferdinand sold the farm and bought an apartment at Homestead on Walmark Lake in Chisago City.  In June 2015 she moved to Vindauga View Assisted Living in Chisago City, MN and in April 2016 she moved to Ecumen North Branch.

Chestine worked for the Chisago Lakes Schools from 1968 to 1986, was an active member at Immanuel Lutheran church of Almelund MN and was their prayer chain coordinator for 14 years.  She was involved in the Fairview Lakes Hospital Auxiliary and sewed 925 teddy bears for children patients using the emergency room.  She loved spending time with her family, gardening, reading, and traveling especially several trips to Sweden and a mission trip to Ecuador with her sister Mildred Bender.  She will be deeply missed, especially her sweet smile.

She is preceded in death by her husband Ferdinand Carlsted, son Richard, parents Albert and Ottilia Pihl, sisters Sylvia (Kenneth) Froberg and Mildred (John) Bender.

She is survived by her children Janet Elsberry (Dennis), Bruce Carlsted (Kathy), and Douglas Carlsted (Stephanie); four grandchildren Anika  (Jake Christianson), Onallee Elsberry Crabtree (Josh), Shona Elsberry, and Kristofer Carlsted; three great grandchildren, and many relatives and friends.  

Memorial service at 4:30 pm Friday, August 4, 2017 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Almelund, MN. Visitation 3 pm - 4:30 pm at church.  Private interment in Benson MN at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Almelund, MN or directed to the family for  memorials in her memory.  Arrangements by Grandstrand Funeral Home, Lindstrom, MN.  Online condolences at www.grandstrandfh.com

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