Nellie Carson, 78

Nellie A. Carson, 78, of New Prague, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, at the St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee.

Born February 20, 1929, in Belleville, IL, Nellie was a daughter of Benjamin and Nellie (McLaughlin) Trost. Raised at Okawville, IL, she worked on the family farm until moving away from home. She married Harley G. Joe Carson on September 16, 1950 in Jefferson, IN. Nellie was a homemaker and made baby carriages for Perfection Manufacturing in St. Louis, MO. She also worked at St. Louis Die Cast before moving to Minnesota, where she worked at Sears and Margaret Baker. Nellie was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Red Hat Society and was very active in the CCW's at Mary Mother of the Church and St. Patrick Church.

She is survived by her husband; children Sandy (Billy) King, Lewisville, TX, Debbie (Fred) Pfannes, St. Croix Falls, WI, Le (Roxane) Carson, Apple Valley and Mike (Kathy) Carson, Burnsville; a sister Madeline Flauaus, Jennings, MO; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a daughter Kathy Carson in infancy; her parents; brothers and sisters Margaret Hawkins, Marcella Hoepker, James Trost, Marianne Trost and Benny Trost.

Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 3, at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of St. Patrick of Cedar Lake, with Rev. Orlando Tatel officiating.

Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights. Pallbearers were grandchildren Jonathan Carson, Matthew Carson, Kristopher Carson, Amy King, Rebecca King, Megan Carson and Molly Carson.

Visitation was held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Bruzek Funeral Home in New Prague, and at the church one hour prior to the service on Monday.

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