Elizabeth L. Carter, 94

Elizabeth Louise (Zavadil) Carter was born n May 17, 1914 in Lake Reno Township, Pope County, to Anton and Louisa (Kalina) Zavadil. She attended country school throught the eighth grade.

On April 29, 1940, Elizabeth married Leonard Carter at the St. John Nepomuk CatholicChurch in Lake Reno Township. To this union the couple was blessed with three children. Elizabeth was a homemaker, and when Leonard died on April 26, 1969 , Elizabeth went to work at the Holiday Inn as a housekeeper until she was 75.

Elizabeth enjoyed embroidery, quilting, gardening, baking and cooking. She was a fabulous baker, making koaches, pies, cookies and bread. Elizabeth also loved to dance and play games.

Elizabeth died on Thursday, May 14, 2009 at Knute Nelson in Alexandria at age of 94. She is survived by her son, Dick (Gerry) Carter of Forada; daugher, Jeanne ((Eddie) Hines of St. Paul; and brother, Frank Zavadil of Alexnadra; grandchildren, Gina (Eric Baker) Gould, Tracy Gould, Mike (Debbie) Carter, Barb (Todd) Hiehle, Jennifer Carter, Steve ( fiancee Amy) Carter, Lvonne (Randy) Bruun, Judy (Doug) Larson, Susie (Randy) Abers, Rick Norstebon and Bob (Margaret) Norstebon; many great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, Anton and Louisa; husband, Leonard; son, Dennis; brothers, Joe, Pete, Hank, Ben and Ray; sisters, Annie, Mary and Leada; and nieces and nephews.

A mass of Christian Burial was held today, Monday, May 18, at the St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church in Lake Reno Township with the Rev. Roger Thoennes officiating. Music was provided by organist Ann Zavadil. Internment was in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Alexandria. Casket bearers were Doug Larson, Barbara Hiehle, Gina Gould, Tracy Gould, Ben Zavadil, Dewey Marusak. Honorary casket bearers were Steve Carter, Jennifer Carter, Lvonne and Randy Bruun, Judy Larson, Rich Norstebon, Randy ad Sue Abers, and Bob and Margaret Norstebon.