Carolyn “Tootie” Delores Lastine, 77, passed away peacefully on August 10, 2022 at Abbott Northwestern from complications after a fall, surrounded by her family.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 17th, 2022 at Zion Lutheran Church, Hanska, Minnesota at 11:00 a.m. with visitation an hour prior following with the burial at Lake Hanska Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16th, 2022at Minnesota Valley Funeral Home, North Chapel.

Carolyn was born on October 31,, 1944 at her childhood home in Hanska to Donald and Stella Pizel (Joramo).  She was baptized in God at Lake Hanska Parsonage and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Hanska. She graduated from Hanska High School.  Carolyn was united in marriage to Thomas Lastine on March 15, 1963 at the Methodist Parsonage in St. James and together they had two boys. They resided in Hanska most of their lives where she worked at the Hanska Seed Center as a secretary.  She also owned a craft store in Hanska and managed the restaurant in town.  Tootie was a spunky and feisty lady with a heart of gold.  She would give the shirt off her back to help others.  Tootie enjoyed arts and crafts, she was an avid reader and was VERY protective of her sons.  She truly enjoyed her time at the casino’s which earned her the title of “Jackpot Granny” from her grandchildren.  Tootie had a quick witted sense of humor and knew how to make light of any situation.  

Tootie is survived by her husband, Thomas Lastine of 59 years.  Her sons and daughter-in-law, Wade, Donald and Kelly Lastine, all of New Ulm.  She is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law Annette and Wally Larson, her brothers and sister-in-laws Ronald and Sharon Pizel of New Ulm and Kenneth and Darlene Pizel of Owatonna.  Brother-in-law James Lastine of St. James and sister-in-laws Kay Lastine of Lake City and Deanne Pizel of Hanska.  Tootie was blessed with five grandchildren:  Jessica Ross of Monticello, Shannon Lastine of Rochester, Josh Lastine, Tyler Lastine, both of New Ulm and Katlyn Lastine of Inver Grove Heights. She also enjoyed the role of being a great grandmother to a combined five great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. She was proceeded in death by her parents and parents-in-laws Gordan and Adella Lastine, brothers Charles Pizel, Doug Pizel, Warren (Boobie) Pizel and brothers-in-law Bill Lastine, Daniel Lastine, sister-in-law Lee Etta Lastine.  Tootie also had many nieces and nephews . . . to many to mention, but she loved them all!

Tootie will be greatly missed but our memories will live on forever.  Blessed be her memory!


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