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Agnes E. Carlson Tjaden
September 16, 1929–September 16, 2013
Agnes Tjaden, 84, of Monticello died early Monday morning, September 16, 2013 at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House in Hiawatha.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 20, at Zion Lutheran Church, Wyoming with interment in the Wayne Zion Cemetery, Monticello. Friends called from 4 until 7 Thursday at Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello. Rev. Ginger Anderson officiated at the services.
Surviving are two children, Pamela (John) Baseler, Cedar Rapids, and Aaron (Sheri) Tjaden, Onslow; five grandchildren, Carrie (Joel) Federer, Jason Tjaden, Dr. Laura Baseler, Dr. Jamie Tjaden, and Jessica Baseler; three great-grandchildren, Leighton and Evan Tjaden and Isaac Federer, two sisters, Margaret Hoeck, Independence and Frances Hettinger, Manchester and a brother, Lester (Sandra) Carlson in Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Marcia Rae in 1951 and her husband, Edward.
Agnes E. Carlson was born September 16, 1929 in Benton County, Iowa near Newhall. She was the daughter of Elmer and Elizabeth (Becker) Carlson. Agnes graduated from the Newell High School with the class of 1948. She then worked at Elsie Harts Tourist Cabins near Newhall.
Agnes Carlson and Edward Tjaden were married on September 14, 1949 at the First Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The couple met at a dance in the Armar Ballroom. The couple farmed East of Onslow until 1979 when they retired from active farming and moved to Monticello. Edward preceded her in death on May 11, 1999.
Agnes loved the farm; even though they moved to Monticello she never missed a day of planting or harvest. She enjoyed going to coffee in the morning with her many good friends. She loved to garden and can as well.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 20 September 2013


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