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Carol Shepard

Carol Shepard

Carol Shepard, 68, of Bemidji, MN died, Thursday, June 6, 2013 at Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, ND.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at Bethel Lutheran Church, Bemidji with Rev. Mark Kindem officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Monday, June 10, 2013 at Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Carol Elaine Charon was born in Bemidji, MN to Edwin and Hazel Charon. She grew up in Bemidji and graduated from Bemidji High School. On November 2, 1962 she married Jimmie Shepard at Bethel Lutheran Church, Bemidji. They moved to California for a few years and moved back to Bemidji and eventually moved to Anoka, MN. Carol worked for Anoka State Hospital as a nurse’s assistant and dietary aide. In the mid 1970’s they moved back to Bemidji where they operated Beltrami Recycling. She enjoyed wildlife that she watched over at her home, socializing, ceramics, flowers and gardening. She was also a 4-H leader.

She is survived by her husband, Jim Shepard of Bemidji; children, Michaelle (Dan) White of Monticello, Melissa (Tim) Kasell of Bagley and William (Crystal) Shepard of Bemidji; five grandchildren; sisters, Margaret (Carl) Lease of Bemidji and Janet (Verne III) Parks of Solway and brother, Raymond (Patricia) Charon of Chicago, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Marcie Kay and brothers, Richard and James Charon.

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