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Carroll Henry Ramberg

May 12, 1926 — July 1, 2018

Carroll Ramberg, formerly of Harris and Rush City, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018 at his apartment in Ecumen North Branch at the age of 92.

Carroll Henry Ramberg was born at home on May 12, 1926 to Henry and Julia (Wredberg) Ramberg.  At that time, their home was on the old Lundeen farm between Harris and Rush City.

Carroll attended the Brickyard, Peaceful Valley and Harris schools through the 8th grade.  He attended Sunday School at Harris Covenant Church and was confirmed there in 1940.  He was a faithful and regular attender at this church his entire life until moving to Ecumen.  It was important for him to tell others that his grandpa Charles was one of the founding members of Harris Covenant.

Carroll grew up in a large family of 13 children and started working for area farmers at a young age to help provide for his family.  Although times were tough, he often talked about his happy childhood and how they always had plenty of food on the table.  Carroll and his siblings spoke English at school and while in town, but at home they spoke Swedish.

In November of 1944, Carroll enlisted in the United States Army.  He served 2 years overseas in WWII.  Carroll was very proud of his military service and loved to tell about it.  One of his favorite stories was of how he took another man's turn at nighttime guard duty because that man was so afraid.  Carroll said he was never scared because he knew God was watching over him.  He received several medals for his service, including the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Army of Occupation Medal Japan, Victory Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

On November 5, 1949, he married Muriel Munson.  The couple started out living in a small house in Minneapolis.  They had one child.  Their son, Steven Carroll Ramberg was born and died on December 15, 1950.

Carroll worked at Purina Mills in Minneapolis for 33 years, side by side with his brother Donald.  In 1955, Carroll and Muriel purchased a farm and moved to Harris.  Carroll continued working in the city and began farming.  Not long after buying the farm, a tornado came through and demolished his barn.  He liked to tell about how his father-in-law rebuilt the barn all by himself.  Carroll loved to farm, especially buying and selling Holstein dairy cattle.  He enjoyed going to auctions and many times while leaving the auction, he sold the items he had just purchased to someone else-for a profit!  Carroll and Muriel worked hard together bailing hay, milking cows, and loving their life on the farm.

In 2002, Carroll and Muriel sold their farm and moved to a one-level townhome in Rush City.  It was hard for Carroll to leave the farm, but he did it because of his love for Muriel and his desire to make life easier for her.  They enjoyed 13 years at the townhouse and had wonderful neighbors who became good friends.

In 2015, Carroll and Muriel decided to sell the townhouse and move to Ecumen assisted living in North Branch where they could be well cared for.

Carroll's beloved wife, Muriel, passed away on November 18, 2016.  He was devastated to lose his life partner of 67 years, but did well on his own for the past year and a half.  However, in his final days, his only wish was to be reunited with Muriel.  He kept saying over and over, "I want to go home!"

Carroll is survived by his siblings Betty Krysinski of North Branch, Donna Lind of Rush City, Gladys (Keith) Falk, Lyle (Carol) Ramberg all of North Branch, Katherine Anderson of Grasston, Russ (Judy) Ramberg of North Branch; sisters-in-law: Mary Ramberg of Pine City and Sharon Ramberg of North Branch.  He is also survived by “granddaughters” Samantha and Kellie Pruitt of Blaine; many beloved nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents Henry and Julia Ramberg; wife Muriel Ramberg; infant son Steven Ramberg; siblings Allen Ramberg, Violet Lueth, Donald Ramberg, Joyce Anderson, Jon Ramberg, Marvin Ramberg; brothers-in-law Howard Lueth, Johnny Anderson, Al Krysinski, Don Lind, Loren Anderson; sister-in-law Marilyn Ramberg.

We will dearly miss Carroll and all of his wonderful stories!  He was our go-to person for all of our family history questions.  But, we are rejoicing today because he has gone home...home with the Lord, with his wife and baby boy.  Just as he had hoped for.

Pastor Steve Weihsmann will officiate at funeral services for Carroll: 11 AM; Saturday (7/7/18) at Harris Covenant Church in Harris. A time for family and friends to gather is planned for one hour prior to the service at the church. The interment will take place in Oak Grove Cemetery, Harris.  After the interment, a time of remembering Carroll and Muriel will continue over lunch at the First Lutheran Church of Harris.  

Memorials may be directed to Harris American Legion and Harris Covenant Church.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Funeral and Cremation Service of Rush City - Olson Chapel.
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