Carol A. Tufte, 74, of Lanesboro, died at her home Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014.

She was born in Lanesboro on Nov. 7, 1940, to Arthur and Ethel (Flattum) Rasmussen. She attended school in Lanesboro and graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1958.

She married Loren Tufte on Oct. 3, 1959, at Highland Lutheran Church.

She was a hard-working farm wife for many years, before moving into town and working at the Lanesboro. She had other positions including managing the Lanesboro Golf Course clubhouse, Nick's Ribs and working as a paraprofessional at Lanesboro schools, but her longtime and current position at the Lanesboro Sales Commission brought her the greatest joy.

She enjoyed baking and being a grandma to her two granddaughters.

She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband, Loren; a son, Blaine (Mary), of Lanesboro; daughters, Kimberly (Jim) Wagner of Lanesboro and Alison Tufte (Rick Olson) of Lanesboro; two granddaughters, Peighton Lauren and Grace Caroline; and two sisters, Jean (Curt) Hall and Mary (Lee) Peterson, both of Lanesboro.

She is preceded in death by her parents; a son, Brent; and sister, Lois Flaby.

A funeral service was held on Monday, Nov. 17, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro with the Rev. Kerry Eversole officiating. Burial was at Lanesboro Cemetery.

Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro was in charge of arrangements.