Roberta L. “Bobbi” Carlson, age 84 of Faribault, MN passed away on Friday, January 27, 2023 at the Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna, MN following an extended illness.
Roberta Louise, the daughter of Robert and Bertha (Kolstad) Caron was born on February 14, 1938 in Faribault, MN. She attended Faribault High School and graduated with the class of 1956. On April 30, 1959 she was united in marriage to Lloyd Carlson. Lloyd proceeded her in death on Sept. 3, 2006. After raising her family Bobbi returned to school and earned her degree as an LPN. She began working at different nursing homes in Minneapolis and after moving back to Faribault in the early 1990’s she worked at the Faribault Regional Center. She would return to Minneapolis for a few years of work and returned to Faribault to assist her sister and brother-in-law at their business, Our House Assisted Living. Bobbi would also care for her brother-in-law during his illness and finished her career at St. Lucas Care Center in Faribault.
Bobbi was a caring and giving person that would help anyone in a time of need. She enjoyed crocheting and would make scarves and hats for the homeless. She also enjoyed gardening and trips to the casino.
She is survived by her children, Jay (Lisa) Carlson of Burnsville, MN; Jody (Tom) Herbst of Coon Rapids, MN and Anna Wetzel of Eagan, MN; by six grandchildren, Laura Walton, Andrew Walton, Greg Walton, Robert Carlson, Thomas Carlson and Cameron Wetzel; by her great granddaughter, Aurora Edelweiss Vogel-Walton; by her sisters, Leah Steele of Faribault, MN, Mary Holasek of Eden Prairie, MN, Michele Caron of Eden Prairie, MN and Susan LaRue of Eden Prairie, MN and by nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and by two brothers-in-law, Bill Steele and John LaRue
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. at the Parker Kohl Funeral Home & Crematory with Fr. Henry Doyle officiating. Interment will be held at a later date at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.
Visitation will be held at the Parker Kohl Funeral Home on Saturday, February 4, 2023 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.