Chestine I. S. Carlsted

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Chestine I.S. Carlsted

Chestine I.S. Carlsted
November 15, 1921 • June 18, 2017
Chestine I. S. Carlsted, 95, formerly of Lindstrom, and Chisago City, Minnesota passed away June 18, 2017 at the Ecumen North Branch nursing home.

A Memorial Service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, 2017 at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Almelund, Minnesota. Visitation will be from 3:00-4:30 p.m. at the church.  Private interment will be in Benson, Minnesota at a later date. In lieu of flowers,  memorials preferred to Immanuel Lutheran Church of Almelund, or directed to the family for other memorials in her memory.  

Chestine was born in Norrhult, Sweden to parents Albert and Ottilia Pihl.   She was baptized at the Notteback church in Sweden and in 1923 she immigrated to the U.S. with her parents and settled in Benson.  She was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in 1936, attended a one room school house through 8th grade and graduated from the Benson High School in 1939.  

After graduation, Chestine worked for the Benson county superintendent of schools and the REA Rural Electrification Administration.  She married Ferdinand Carlsted of Dassel, 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 her sister Sylvia and brother-in-law Kenneth Froberg were killed in a tragic car accident.  Chestine and Ferdinand then raised her niece Nancy Froberg Bozarth.  In 1999, she and Ferdinand sold the farm and bought an apartment in Chisago City.  She worked for the Chisago Lakes Schools from 1968 to 1986, was an active member at Immanuel Lutheran church of Almelund and was their prayer chain coordinator for 14 years.  

Chestine was involved in the Fairview Lakes Hospital Auxiliary and sewed 925 teddy bears for children in 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 was 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.  

Grandstrand Funeral Home, Lindstrom, MN, 651-257-4000.

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