OTTAWA — Chloris Carlson, 91, died Monday, April 9, at home.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 12, at St. Peter Funeral Home in St. Peter, Minn. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Kasota Hill Cemetery. Condolences for the family can be left at saintpeterfuneralhome.com.
Chloris Corrine Gunderson was born April 9, 1927, in Kasota, Minn, to Gustaf and Alice (Crossfield) Gunderson. She attended public schools in St. Peter, Minn., graduating in 1944 from St. Peter High School as salutatorian of her class. She attended Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter.
From 1949 to 1958 she served as a county 4-H agent for Nicollet County (Minnesota) Extension Services. Chloris married Orion Carlson on May 17, 1958, at Kasota Presbyterian Church. The couple lived in Morris, Little Falls and the Twin Cities of Minnesota, as well as Racine, Wis., before moving to Ottawa, where they lived for 41 years. In 2017, they moved back to Mankato, Minn.
In Ottawa, Chloris was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ottawa and Christ the King Lutheran Church in Mankato, The Ottawa Symphony Guild, La Salle County Farm Bureau, Cleng Peerson Sons of Norway and Kiwanis Club of Ottawa and Mankato.
For several years she was employed by Country Companies as a secretary and an insurance agent. Chloris was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Chloris is survived by her husband, Orion; daughters, Debra Sue (Joel) Strombres, of St. Charles, and Mary Louise (Russ) Zuehlke, of Mankato; three grandchildren, Adam, Jonathan and Abigail Strombres, of Illinois; and one brother, Clinton Gunderson, of Kasota.
Chloris was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorial gifts can be mailed to Orion Carlson, 132 Belle Ave., Mankato, MN 56001, to be given to several charity organizations.
St. Peter Funeral Home
906 N. Washington Ave., Saint Peter, MN 56082