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Carolyn Brethorst

Carolyn M. Brethorst, age 92, of Lafayette, passed away Friday, June 18, 2021, at Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm, Minnesota. Funeral service will be Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 11:00 a.m. at the Dalin-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Winthrop with interment in the Winthrop Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at the Dalin-Hantge Funeral Chapel. Clergy officiating Pastor Bob Miner. Organist Julie Trebelhorn. Congregational hymns “Hymn of Promise”, and “How Great Thou Art.” Eulogy Brooke Goetting. Honorary casket bearer Jason Brethorst. Casket bearers Justin Brethorst, Dusty Portner, Gene Goetting, Brian Lindstrand, Gary Opdahl, and Dennis Lindstrand. Carolyn is survived by her: children, Cynthia Beuning and her husband, Roger of Waite Park, MN, Pamela Brethorst of St. Paul, MN, Cheryl Portner and her husband, Leon of Lafayette, MN, and Thomas Brethorst and his wife, Lori of Lafayette, MN; grandchildren, Corey (Becky) Neubarth, Brooke (Gene) Goetting, Dustin Portner, Jason Brethorst, Justin (Janelle) Brethorst; great grandchildren, Danielle Steffl, Dalton Neubarth, Brynlee Portner, Olivia Goetting, Griffen Goetting; great great grandchildren, Sariya Steffl; sister, Dona Totman of New Ulm, MN; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Ora Hed; Husband, Lomaine Brethorst; Grandchild, Daryck Neubarth; son-in-law, John Weymouth; sibling, Marlys Lindstrand; brothers-in-law, Glenn Totman and Glenn Lindstrand. Carolyn Mae Brethorst was born on August 30, 1928, in Winthrop, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Herbert and Ora (Batchelder) Hed. Carolyn was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in faith as a youth. She received her education in Winthrop and was a graduate of the Winthrop High School Class of 1947. On July 30, 1948, Carolyn was united in marriage to Lomaine Brethorst at the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Buffalo Lake, Minnesota. After their marriage, the couple resided in Lafayette. Carolyn and Lomaine were blessed with four children, Cynthia, Pamela, Cheryl and Thomas. Carolyn was employed at Ostrom Studio touching up photos, Fairway as a clerk and at Isenberg Electric as Secretary and Bookkeeper. Carolyn and Lomaine shared 42 years of marriage when Lomaine passed away on January 20, 1991. Carolyn was an active member of Faith United Church in Winthrop and the Ladies Aid, she also taught Sunday School and Bible School. She was an active member of the Lafayette Study Club and a 50-year member of the Order Of The Eastern Star. Carolyn enjoyed hardanger, cross stitching, reading, traveling, casino gambling, sewing Barbie doll clothes, and canning. She was a people person and very creative. Carolyn cherished the time she spent with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. When she needed assistance with her daily care, Carolyn became a resident of the Good Samaritan Center in Winthrop and in January 24, 2018, Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Carolyn passed away at Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm on Friday, June 18, 2021, at the age of 92 years. Blessed be her memory. Arrangements by Dalin-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Winthrop, Minnesota. Online obituaries and guest book available at<> Please click on obituaries and guest book.

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