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Carol E. Nygren, 70 of Esko, passed away suddenly and peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet.

She was born Sept. 2, 1943 in Cloquet to Emil and Mayme (Mattila) Johnson.

Carol was united in marriage to Einar Nygren on Sept. 15, 1962 and celebrated 51 years of marriage. She worked as a secretary most of her life for numerous businesses. Carol was also the organist for Bethel Lutheran Church in Scanlon. She loved flowers and gardening, and especially spending time with her granddaughters.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Clifford, Norman and Robert Johnson.

She is survived by her husband, Einar; sons, Scott Nygren and Brett (Christie) Nygren; granddaughters, Chloe and Caitlin Nygren; sisters, Helen (Mel) Steinbron, Verna (Roy) Davidson, Bernice (Allen) Davidson; sister-in-law, Eileen Johnson; special friends, Bill and Jon Pera; and numerous nieces and nephews.

VISITATION: 1 p.m. Monday, May 5, 2014 until the 3 p.m. memorial service in Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet. A luncheon will follow in the fellowship room. See the family online guest book at