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Selena Rae Elizabeth Carlson

August 31, 1947 — September 2, 2023

Sturgeon Lake

Selena Rae "Sis" was born to Ray and Selina (LeTourneau) Sybrant on the family farm in Rush City; number eight of nine children. She graduated from Rush City high school and later went on to Pine Tech for an accounting degree.

Sis married Milo Carlson, September 8, 1989,  and they enjoyed raising their blended family together. They always had a hobby farm raising various animals together. She had a love and passion for horses and would take in any stray or wounded animal and nurture it back to health. She took pride in gardening and canning. She also had a lot of time into her flower beds and especially enjoyed her hollyhocks. She loved fishing with her husband Milo and if she wasn’t fishing she was preparing the fish fry for when they got home. Her love of birds made sure they were all fed; especially the humming birds. Selena Rae was very talented and loved to craft and paint; making gifts such as bird houses, doll houses, and doll furniture for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Sis loved spending time with family and friends, hosting gatherings, dancing, singing, and telling endless stories of her life. She developed a great love of cooking  and baking; gifting food items to everyone.

She gave all the best laughs with her sense of humor and will be deeply missed by all. 

Selena Rae "Sis" is survived by her husband Milo Carlson of Sturgeon Lake; children Lisa (Frans) Carlson of Princeton, Sheldon Gallmeier of Pine City, Lynette Kuzel of Rock Creek, Connie (Dan) Schulz of Mora, Kathy (Jake) Mattila of Healy, Alaska; 17 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; siblings Frank Sybrant of South Dakota, Cindy (Larry) Butenhoff of Mora; sister-in-law Arlene Sybrant of Nevada; many nieces and nephews.

Sis is preceded in death by her parents, son Henry Karsten; sons-in-law Thomas Sprandel, Jeff Kuzel; 7 siblings.

Rev. John Stiles will officiate services for Selena Rae; 2:00 PM Friday (9/8/2023) with a visitation two hours prior at the Swanson Funeral Chapel in Pine City.  A reception will follow the service at "The Garage" in Pine City.  

Arrangements are entrusted to the Funeral And Cremation Service of Pine City-Swanson Chapel. 


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