|5/22/2020 11:55:00 AM|
Carolee Ann Beckman, age 78, of Lindstrom, MN passed away peacefully of natural causes, Saturday, May 9, 2020 at the University of Minnesota Fairview in Minneapolis. Carolee was born March 5, 1942, the youngest of nine children. She graduated from North St. Paul High School and attended Hayden Heights Baptist Church in St. Paul for most of her life.
Carolee worked for both the US Census Bureau and the IRS for many years as well as for the American Red Cross. Carolee lived a life of service to others always putting God and others before herself. Our Heavenly Father brought Carolee and LeRoy together later in life and He blessed them with 15 wonderful years of marriage. After Carolee and LeRoy married in April 2005, she was immediately received into the family by Leroy’s daughters and became Grandma Carolee to his 13 grandchildren. She and LeRoy were later blessed with eight great grandchildren. Carolee was involved for many years with Lakes Free Church, Christian Women’s Club, “Red Hats”, Sewing Club and the Swedish Club of Lindstrom. She and LeRoy volunteered their time leading tours for Swedish visitors and children’s groups at the Karl Oskar House in Lindstrom. Carolee enjoyed many friends and spending time with family. She liked to bake, sing to the birds and never missed a family event.
Carolee is survived by her beloved husband LeRoy; his daughters: JoLynn (Jon) Ledin, Jill (Tom) Ray and Jinna (Bob) Snyder; 13 grandchildren; Eric (Meghan), Alyssa (Brad) Dockter, Alex and Austin Ledin, Ben, Dane, Ivy Ray, Paul, Laura (Eric) Hammer, Noah (Cierra), Owen, Joseph and Mary Snyder; and eight great-grandchildren Declan, Torrah, Tobias, Eleanor, Mabel, Wilson, Gavin and Violet; brothers Loren, Russ (Judy) and Ken (Ardie) Johnson; sister Jan Braun; sister-in-law Polly Johnson; nieces; Debbi Anderson, Jody, Cindy, Cheri Johnson, Kara Youngquist, Jane Martin, Janelle Korpi, Vicki Sullivan, and Jolene Erickson; nephews: Jon and Dan Nordman, Randy and Brad Mincke, Dave, Mark ,John, Mike and Jim Johnson, many great nieces and nephews and numerous friends.
Carolee is preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Helen Johnson; sisters, Evie (Len) Nordman and Ruth (Jack) Mincke; brothers, Lawrence and Harry Johnson, brother-in-law Ray Braun; and sister-in-law Sally Johnson.
A celebration of life is pending at this time. A private family interment will take place as arranged by Grandstrand Funeral Home, MN. Condolences may be expressed online at www. grandstrandfh.com.