Carolyn Person, formerly of Oklee, MN, age 92, died Tuesday, March 23, 2021, and the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, MN.
The funeral service will be 2:00 PM on Saturday. March 27, 2021, at Zion Lutheran Church, Oklee, MN with Reverend Linda Molitor officiating. Burial will be at Valle Cemetery in rural Oklee, MN.
Visitation will be held from noon until the time of service on Saturday at the church.
Carolyn Louise Bloomfield was born July 13, 1928, in Chicago, Il, the daughter of William George and Thorine ”Lena” (Loiland) Bloomfield. William passed away when Carolyn was the age of four and Lena married Howard T. Spencer who raised her as his own. She attended school in Winthrop Harbor, IL for 8 years and Zion Lutheran High School, graduating in 1946. She worked for the Telephone Company and Great Lakes Naval Station.
Carolyn was united in marriage to Arnold Person at her grandfather Nels Loiland Family farm on April 24, 1948. The couple bought a farm in 1950 where they raised their family where she lived until September of 2020 when she moved into the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston.
Carolyn held membership at Valle Lutheran Church and later Zion Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid and was a life member of the VFW Auxiliary. She was a 4-H leader for several years, a member of the TOPS Club, a homemaker, and helped with farm work. She enjoyed crafts, painting, flower gardening and liked country westerns.
Survived by children: Peggy (Daryl) Schumacher, Crookston, MN, Mike (Nancy) Person, Hendrum, MN, and Dave (Jenny) Person, Oklee, MN, daughter-in-law Rita Person of Thief River Falls, MN; grandchildren: John (Rita) Schumacher, Chad (Amy) Schumacher, Kari Schumacher, Sondra (Jeremy) McClean, Christie (Todd) Knaack, Kristen (Nathan) Benidt, Kelsey Person, Jared Person, Jade Person, Nick (Tara) Palmer: great-grandchildren: Kayla, Anna (Tyler), Derrick, Joseph, Dylan, Jack, Andy, Owen, Aiden and great-great-grandchildren Holden, and Stella Hviding; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins and extended family.
She was preceded in death by husband Arnold in 2014 a daughter LeAnn Palmer in 1999, son Howard Person in 2018, her parents, and a brother Raymond (Deloris) Spencer.