Ione Marie Carlson, 82, of Hibbing, died Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Fairview Range Medical Center in Hibbing.
She was born Oct. 7, 1936, in Hibbing, the daughter of Jalmer and Elinor (Gardner) Maki, was a graduate of Hibbing High school, and had earned a Certified Nursing Assistant certificate. She married Ronald David Carlson on July 31, 1954, in Hibbing. Ione had lived in Denver, Colo., and Mountain Home, Idaho, prior to returning to Hibbing in 1957. She was employed as a cashier for Red Owl grocery store and then as a CNA for Leisure Hills, and the 7th Avenue Apartments. Ione enjoyed many types of handwork, including: crocheting, knitting, tatting, cross stitch and most recently wood carving.
Ione is survived by her children: Christine Johnson of Marble, Gail (Pat McGauley) Nevalainen of Hibbing, and Russell D. Carlson of Hibbing; grandchildren: Sarina (John) Johnson Like of Duluth, Eric (Tessie) Johnson of Keewatin, Shawn Nevalainen of Iowa City, Iowa, and Charla (Josh) Beane of White Bear Lake, Minn.; great-grandchildren: Gracie, Rayna, Ingmar and Daphne; extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her former husband, Ronald; brother, Tom Maki; and former son-in-law, Steve Nevalainen.
Funeral: Memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 21, at the Anderson-Daniels Funeral Home in Hibbing.
Visitation: A gathering time for family and friends will begin at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial: Inurnment will take place at a later date in the Hibbing Park Cemetery.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
Family services provided by Anderson-Daniels, A Bauman Family Funeral Home in Hibbing. To share condolences online, please see: www.baumanfuneralhome.com.