Megan Carlson, 13Megan Victoria Carlson, 13, died Monday, February 20, 2012, as a result of an automobile accident.
Megan was born March 8, 1998 in Alexandria, the daughter of Todd Carlson and Kristy (Thoennes) Carlson. She attended Discovery Middle School in Alexandria.
In Megan’s short 13 years of life, she will be remembered as an adventurous, colorful, strong and resilient person who loved babies and small kids. Her friends were very important to her and she was a “social butterfly.” Megan loved music, to sing and dance. She was also involved in swimming, skiing and was a professional shopper. Her brothers will remember her fearlessness and she was mom’s little “spitfire.”
She is survived by her mom, Kristy (Thoennes) Carlson of Alexandria; dad, Todd (Melissa) Carlson of Garfield; brothers and sister, Zach, Tyler, Jacob, McKenzie; grandparents, Evald “Curly” and Nancy Carlson of Garfield, Karen and Robert “Bob” Thoennes of Brandon; uncle, Todd (Mary) Thoennes; aunts, Wanda Jo (Rich) Rogers, Kari (Chad) Heid, Marcy (Lewis) Roers, Kathy (Paul) Koetter; cousins, Ben and Katie Rogers, Jonah and Amelia Thoennes, Andrea and Charlie Heid, Olivia and Isaac Roers, Eric, RaeAnn, Gavin, and Madalin Koetter.
She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Richard and Lorraine Kinney, Kenneth and Mabel Carlson, Walter and Bertha Woods, Lawrence Thoennes; uncles, Patrick Spear, Dale Carlson; and cousins, Wendy (Carlson) Trainor and Tammy Carlson.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 2 at Lake Community Church in Alexandria with the Rev. Peter Reishus and the Rev. Greg Billberg officiating. Readings and eulogies were by Kari Heid, Kathy Koetter, Jacob and McKenzie Carlson, and Marcy Roers.
Pallbearers were Zach Carlson, Tyler Carlson, Ben Rogers, Eric Koetter, Olivia Roers and Isaac Roers.
Burial was at Kinkead Cemetery in Alexandria.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.
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