Thompson, Carolynn Marie (Erickson) 76

Carolynn Marie Thompson Passed away on February 13, 2019 at Cokato Manor.
Funeral Service: 2 PM Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran Church North of Cokato in French Lake Township
Visitation: 4-7 PM Friday at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato, and 1 hr prior to service at church on Saturday.
Interment: Grace Lutheran Cemetery
Carolynn Marie (Erickson) Thompson was born October 26, 1942 in French Lake, Minnesota to Della (Kotila) and Edwin Erickson. She grew up on the family farm and attended and graduated from the rural Lee School just a mile west of their farm place. She then attended Annandale High School where she graduated in the spring of 1960. Later that summer, she was married to David Thompson of Kingston, Minnesota. They resided locally, and Carolynn began her bookkeeping career working for various companies.

In 1966 Carolynn and David moved to California where Carolynn continued her bookkeeping career and David pursued further education. In 1967, Carolynn moved back to Minnesota where she began bookkeeping for her father in his lumberyard, then later worked for the Cokato Co-op for a number of years. Carolynn also was a co-owner and cook with her aunt Impie Olson, of the Log Cabin Café, a restaurant in Cokato. Carolynn was last employed by her brother Tim as bookkeeper for his asphalt plant in Sauk Center, Minnesota.

Carolynn enjoyed music, playing the piano (by ear) as well as the accordion for fun and for home Bible studies. She loved to listen to musical artists such as Patti Page and Elvis, and also enjoyed hymns, gospel, and big band music.

Carolynn was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of French Lake. She was a pianist, a Sunday School teacher, and helped organize the music for the church. She loved living in and being a part of the French Lake community. She loved her little red house in which she was raised and where she came back to live until she moved to Cokato Manor in 2008. Carolynn died at the Manor Wednesday evening, February 13th at the age of 76.

She is survived by her sisters Mary (Dan) Rinden of Cokato, and Therese (Jeff) Grumley of Rockford, IL; brothers Tim Erickson of Cokato, and Mark (Mary) Erickson of French Lake; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Carolynn was preceded in death by her parents: Edwin and Della Erickson; a brother, Gary Erickson; and a brother-in-law, Steve Hess.