DEERWOOD -- Carol Elaine Karnowski, 80, Deerwood, died Thursday, June 12, 2003, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
She was born April 18, 1923, in Crosby to Oscar and Anna (Blomberg) Anderson. She graduated from Crosby-Ironton High School in 1941 and then attended junior college in Crosby. She married Darwin Karnowski on June 18, 1948, in Crosby. She worked for Evergreen Mines Co. During World War II, she worked with the Atomic Energy Ordinance in Pasco and Kennewick, Wash., and also in Louisville, Ky. During the Korean conflict, she moved to Camp McCoy in Wisconsin to join her husband and then to Fort Eustis, Va. She returned to Crosby and was employed by First National Bank of Deerwood, First National Bank of Crosby, Cuyuna Engine Co. and Kinney Realty. She was an Avon representative. She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Deerwood and sang in the choir for many years. She was a 54-year life member of Walter Scott Erickson American Legion Auxiliary Unit 557 of Deerwood and served as its president as well as many other offices. She served as president of the Sixth District American Legion Auxiliary of Minnesota from 1982-1983 and also served in other offices and on committees in the district.
Survivors include her husband; one son, Jeffrey, Deerwood; one daughter, Pamela, Deerwood; one brother, Donald Anderson, Anoka; one sister, Ione Laine, Hibbing; and four grandchildren.
Two brothers, Les Anderson and Russell Anderson, and one sister, Ethel Price, died earlier.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Salem Lutheran Church in Deerwood with Grey Meyer officiating. Burial will be in Deerwood Scandia Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Koop Funeral Home in Crosby and for one hour before services Monday at the church.
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