Lee Ann Carlson, age 60, of Goodhue, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
Lee Ann was born on Nov. 25, 1958, in Harmony, the daughter of Arlyn and Dolly (Lange) Mensink. She grew up in Harmony, Peterson, Houston, and Red Wing, graduating from Red Wing High School in 1976.
On May 7, 1977, she was united in marriage to Keith Carlson. The couple farmed together in rural Goodhue and operated Keith Carlson Trucking, Inc. Lee Ann also was the bookkeeper for the family businesses. She was a very active member of St. Luke Lutheran Church and in the Goodhue Public School District, when her kids were young. Lee Ann loved cooking, baking, shopping, traveling, spending time at the cabin in McGregor, watching her children and grandchildren's sporting events, and most of all, her family. Lee Ann and Keith were crowned King and Queen of Volksfest 2019 in Goodhue.
Survivors include her husband, Keith; children, Kristopher (Tina) Carlson, Kerry (Beth) Carlson, Kimberlee Lodermeier, and Kamie (Colin) Lodermeier; grandchildren, Blake, Joslyn, Julia, and Whitney Carlson, Kate, Jack and Lucy Carlson, Elmer, Emma, and Edwin Lodermeier, and Hayden, Finnegan, and Paislee Lodermeier; mother, Dolly Mensink; siblings, Dennis (LouAnn) Mensink, Dale (Sally) Mensink, Dean (Lori) Mensink, Linette Nelson, Holly (David) Roschen, and Danny (Pat) Mensink; and sister-in-law, Tamara Carlson, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Lee Ann was preceded in death by her father, Arlyn Mensink; her sister, Linda Reeve; son-in-law, Lucas Lodermeier; sister-in-law, Jillyn Carlson; and father and mother-in-law, Elmer and Harriett Carlson.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 102 N. Fourth St., Goodhue, MN 55027. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 also at St. Luke. Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to the service Wednesday. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Goodhue.
Lundberg Funeral Home of Cannon Falls is assisting the family. Online condolences are welcome at www.lundbergfuneral.com.