Elizabeth Rose (Voeller) Carlson
July 29, 1931 – Sept. 10, 2019
Elizabeth Rose (Voeller) Carlson, daughter of Frank and Helen (Heisler) Voeller was born on July 29th, 1931 in Rugby, North Dakota. She died at the age of 88 years on Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 at the Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby.
Elizabeth was raised in the rural Knox, North Dakota and received her education in a nearby country school. On October 26th, 1950, she was united in marriage to August C. Brossart at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Knox. The couple first made their home on a farm in Pleasant Lake and later on a farm north of Rugby where they raised their 6 children. In 1966, the family made another move to a farm south of
Leeds. Liz worked hard on the farm inside the home and outside, often helping August with the various farm chores. She had a great passion for cooking and baking for family and friends. Anyone stopping by to visit, were always greeted with a cup of coffee and a homemade goodie. After the children were grown, Liz worked at several cafes in the area. In 1987, August and Liz retired from farming and moved to Rugby. August died April 10th, 1996. On November 7th, 1998 she was united in marriage to Lynn Carlson at the Little Flower Catholic Church in Rugby where they have
made their home ever since.
Liz and Lynn enjoyed many splendid years together and especially en-joyed meeting John and Bernice in Devils Lake and dancing to the music of Bob and Kathy Brossart. She was a long-time member of St.
Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Leeds and of Little Flower Catholic Church in Rugby, a member of the Altar Society in Leeds, Christian Mothers in Rugby and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed flower gardening, dancing, playing bingo, the occasional trip to the casino, decorating for the various holidays, but most of all being with her children and grandchildren. Liz is al-ready deeply missed by her family and friends.
Survivors include her husband Lynn of Rugby; three sons, Ronnie (Rita) of Leeds, Randy (Cindy) of Rugby and Brian of Winona, Minnesota; three daughters, Lynda (Scott) Humble of Cavalier, Debbie (Allan) Hoffart of Rugby and Brenda Brossart of Grand Forks; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 3 step-great nieces, Suzanne Walford of Elko, Minnesota, Roxanne Van Steenvoort of York & Judy Freund of Cando; a step-great nephew, Mike Schinzer of Merritt Island, Florida; sisters-in-law, Rose Axtman and Frances Sattler of Washington, and Barb Voeller of Billings, Montana. She was preceded in death by her
first husband, August; grandson, Matthew Brossart; 3 brothers, Pius, Frank and Anton Voeller; 2 sisters, Katherine Keller and Bernice Eberle; several brothers &
sisters-in-law and her parents.
In Appreciation: The family of Elizabeth R. Carlson would like to express their gratitude for your many acts of kindness evidenced in thoughts and deed and for your attendance at the visitation and funeral service.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 20 at the Little Flower Catholic Church in Rugby with burial in the church cemetery. Father T.T. Paulraj, Celebrant and Fa-
ther Anthony Cruz, Concelebrant
Organist: Angie Deplazes
Vocal leaders: Galen Mack & Tom Freund
Violinists: Eliza & Cecilia Freund
Casket Bearers: Tim Sattler, Mark Brossart, Bob Brossart, Jim Brossart, Greg Brossart, Raphael Keller, Richard Eberle and Allan Hoffart
Honorary Bearers: All of Elizabeth’s Grandchildren, Jenni Gmahl, Jeff Humble, Justine Brossart, Dustin Brossart, Mandy Serfoss, Luke Brossart, Callie Parslow, Abigail Brossart, Casandra Hoffart & Jason Hoffart
Arrangements with the Anderson Funeral Home of Rugby. Online registry: www.funeralsbyanderson.com
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