Verna Carlsen, 86
April 11, 2020
Mankato -Verna Carlsen, age 86, of Mankato, died on Wednesday, April 01, 2020 at Cottagewood Senior Community in Mankato.
Verna Gertrude Bird was born December 10, 1933 at Roseau, Minnesota to Glen and Gunda (Haukom) Bird. Verna graduated from Roseau High School in 1952. She continued her education by attending nursing school in Thief River Falls. As a young woman, Verna left Minnesota for California. She was united in marriage to James R. Carlsen in 1957 at Berkeley, California. In 1959 the couple returned to the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. They were the parents of three ornery...
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