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Obituary: Marianne Jeanette (Carlson-Dion) Golen

Marianne Jeanette (Carlson-Dion) Golen, 98, of Carlton passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton. She was born July 29, 1924, in Cloquet to Oscar and Tilda Carlson.

Marianne was preceded in death by her parents Tilda and Oscar; her husband Howard Dion; her sisters Edith Carlson and Margaret Anderson; her brothers Sigard, Edwin "Hook" and Walt; and her step-brother Harry Carlson. She is survived by her daughter Renee Dion Edin of Stillwater; her sons Jerry (Rose) Dion and Steve (Del Marie) Golen, both of Cloquet; seven grandchildren, Pamela (Paul) Edin-DeRoy of Hager City, Wisconsin, David Edin of Woodbury, Howard (Betsy) Dion of Trent, South Dakota, Kristine Dion-Tindell of Fort Worth, Texas, Nicole Dion-Phisthner of Cloquet, Cody Golen of Cloquet and Paige (David) Golen-Poyerd of Maple Grove; seven great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and many friends, past and present.

The family is eternally grateful for the kindness and care provided to Mom by the wonderful CNAs, nurses, and activities and all the staff at Inter-Faith Care Center. Special thanks to St. Croix Hospice for the comfort and support to our mother and our family. Thank you, Cheryl Winterquist and Janelle Brant, for helping our mother and our family through some difficult times. My mom will be missed by many. Keep the wonderful memories of her always and share them with others.

Marianne always enjoyed sports. She was a marble champion in grade school and a tennis champion in high school. She was on the ski team and was in three plays in high school. After she graduated she became the head cook in the Cloquet public schools. She loved movie stars and met many, including Gene Autry, her favorite at the time. She collected pictures and had many memories to share with us. Later she played softball on the Cloquet Merchants team. She won several volleyball tournaments. She also had many golf trophies and won the city doubles bowling tournament with Bonnie Newton. She loved to travel, with three trips to Hawaii as her favorite. She went to Chicago, California, Georgia, Mexico, Michigan, Las Vegas, Florida, Branson, Wisconsin and more. She loved to talk about her trips. Marianne also loved to fish and enjoyed many trips with her family. She loved to play cards and games (for money) and bingo, which she won many times. She enjoyed her three children and her family. She loved company and enjoyed feeding them and visiting with them. She will be missed by them and always remembered.

A private ceremony will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Atkins Northland Funeral Home, Cloquet.

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