Josephine Carlson. Submitted photo
Josephine Carlson. Submitted photo

Josephine M. Carlson, age 88 of Fridley, Minnesota passed away peacefully on July 13, 2016. 

Josephine was born on June 9, 1928 in Pierce County, Wisconsin to John and Mary Hazel (Bowen) Goheen. After graduating from Elmwood High School, Josephine moved to St. Paul where she met her husband David and they raised their family in cities across the United States.  Josephine spent her later years in Duluth, Minesota, where she enjoyed volunteering for St. Luke’s Hospital and spending time with her family and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Louise Harrington, husband David Carlson, and sons Terry and Stephen.  She is survived by her children Mark (Carmen), Kevin, Brenda, Jeffrey (Renata) and Gregory (Johanna), 11 grandchildren, and her nieces and nephews.

Funeral service is Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley with Fr Prince Raja officiating.  Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Spring Valley.

Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley ( is handling arrangements.