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Mary Lou Carlson

d. April 13, 2024

Mary Lou (Sundell) Carlson, age 88 of Duluth, passed away on April 13 at BeeHive Assisted Living in Duluth. Mary Lou was born in Ashland, WI on May 10, 1935 to August and Edith (Saari) Sundell. She was a graduate of Duluth Denfeld High School and married Robert “Bob” Carlson on July 6, 1957 in Duluth. Mary Lou began her working career at Western Electric in Duluth followed by many years in sales at Paper Capers, Engwall’s Florist and Peterson/Anderson Florist.

Mary Lou was a member of the Duluth Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors where she was awarded Ambassador of the Year. She also received the Outstanding Service Award from the City of Duluth and a Certificate of Commendation from Governor Rudy Perpich.

She was active with the Brownie and Girl Scout troops at Grant Elementary School where she received the Bronze Scout. Mary Lou was past president of the Duluth Y Wives.

Following their retirements, they built their home on Eagles Nest Lake 4 in the Ely area and spent many years in the Ely Community. Mary Lou was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Ely and Trinity Lutheran Church in Duluth.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Jim Sundell.

Mary Lou is survived by her husband, Bob; twin daughters, Deann (William) Munson of Duluth and Luann (Carl) Munson of Duluth; two grandchildren, Aunika Munson of Minnetonka and Jorgen Munson of Golden Valley; a sister, Betty (Roger) McKeever of Hermantown and beloved extended family. Mary Lou’s family would like to thank all the staff at BeeHive Assisting Living for the wonderful and loving care they provided, as well as Gentiva Hospice.

Visitation will be from 10 am until the 11 am Celebration of Life Service on Thursday, May 9th at Grace Lutheran Church 5454 Miller Trunk Hwy, in Hermantown to follow. Pastors Christoph Schmidt, Roger Munson and Bill Fossom officiating. Burial in the Minnesota Veterans Cemetery-Duluth to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4960 Miller Trunk Hwy. #700, Hermantown, MN 55811 or the Worship and Music Committee at Grace Lutheran Church in Ely, 301 Conan Street, Ely, MN 55731 would be appreciated.

Arrangements by Williams Lobermeier Boettcher Funeral Home.

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