Caroline Melhus

Caroline Jeanette Melhus (Borsheim)

September 11th, 1929 - May 31st, 2020
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Caroline Jeanette Melhus passed away May 31st, 2020. Carrie was born September 11th, 1929 to Peter and Clara (Sunde) Borsheim in Paynesville, MN. She graduated from Paynesville High School in 1947, and after attending Augsburg College for one year she began her nursing education at Lutheran Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1951. She married her beloved Arthur Robert Melhus in 1953 at Nordland Lutheran Church. They welcomed five children into their family. Carrie worked as a Registered Nurse at Bloomington Lake Clinic and Lutheran Deaconess Hospital. She also worked for a time serving lunch for Minneapolis Public Schools before resuming her nursing career at Ebenezer Nursing Home in Minneapolis. Carrie was one of the first participants in Nokomis Healthy Seniors.
Her family is thankful for the tender care received from the staff and volunteers of Fairview Health Services, University of MN Hospital, Masonic Cancer Center, and Mount Olivet Homes, Careview Homes and TCU.
Carrie was preceded in death by her parents, infant sister Caroline, and husband. She is survived by her children, Kari, Mary, Karna, Jon (Kim Berns-Melhus) and Ann; grandsons, Andrew (Lindsay) and Benjamin; great-granddaughter, Eleanor; sister-in-law, Shirley Peterson; nieces, nephews and cousins.
There will be a private interment at Nordland Lutheran Church, Paynesville, MN.
Memorials preferred to Nordland Lutheran Church, Bethel Lutheran Church (Minneapolis) or Mount Olivet Homes Auxiliary.
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    Nordland Lutheran Church Cemetery
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Posted at 04:37pm
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Gretchen Toman

Posted at 03:48pm
Your mom was the greatest. She was strong and loving. I remember her always there for you; I spent lots of time at your house as a youngster - elementary to junior high. At the time, I saw what she did to raise you after your dad died all too soon, but I never appreciated how it must have been for her, to carry on with 5 young kids after losing the man she had thought would be her partner in life's journey. My sympathy is with you all, Karna, I was closest to you, but to Kari, Mary, Jon and Ann, my heart goes out to you all. It's a deep sadness to lose your mother. I hope you find comfort in the many good memories you have of her.
Gretchen Risinger Toman

Love khoa & Dianne

Posted at 09:35pm
Please know you are in our thoughts, and in our hearts.
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Ken & Angie Everson

Posted at 10:55am
We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief.
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