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Carla Sletten, 67, of Northwood, ND passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Northwood Deaconess Health Center surrounded by her loving family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, December 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Reynolds, ND. A visitation will be held Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the Bilden-Askew Funeral Home in Northwood.
CarlaJo Hanson was born March 5, 1952 in Granite Falls, MN, the daughter of James and Donnalou (Nelson) Hanson. She attended Fairmont High School, graduating in 1970. Carla graduated from NDSU with a nursing degree in 1973. She continued to work as a registered nurse before settling in 1983 at Northwood Deaconess Health Center, where she became Director of Nursing until her retirement in 2014. Carla was honored as Nurse of the Year by the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration of Long Term Care.
Carla was an avid sports fan who especially loved watching her children and grandchildren play sports. On a Saturday and Sunday during football season, you would be sure to catch her watching the NDSU Bison and the Vikings, while also managing her fantasy football teams. During the summer, Carla loved tending to her flower gardens. She was also an enthusiastic hunter, both participating and supporting all the family hunting trips.
More than anything, Carla was known for her generous and loving heart. She extended her kindness to her family, friends, and even strangers. She was the mom that everybody wishes they had.
Carla’s greatest passion in her life was her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, James; son, Jason (Monica), Northwood, ND; daughters: Shannon (DeeJay) Johnson, Park River, ND; Katie (Corey) Huus, Northwood, ND; Heather (Jon) Studsrud, Fargo, ND; and Molly (Ryan) Tabery, Wadena, MN; grandchildren: Jaylie, Tucker, Jayce, McKenzie, Andrew, Kenley, Tatum, Beckham, Morgan, and Hadley; brother, James Hanson, Phillips, WI; sister, Jeni (Mike) Klein, Marshall, MN; Carla is also survived by brother and sister-in-laws and many nieces and nephews.
Carla was preceded in death by her parents, father-in-law, Knute Sletten, and brother-in-law, Michael Sletten.
Carla was loved by many and will be forever missed by all who knew her.
A candle was lit in memory of Carla Sletten
Aaron Jelinek Jan 6 2020 12:00 AM
Our deepest sympathy on the passing of. Our thoughts and prayers are with family.
Maggie and Jerry Bergene Dec 10 2019 12:00 AM
I loved Carla when she was DON she was a great person also her kids went to my mom's daycare and Molly was special to our family. We will miss you Carla and I am blessed to have gotten to know such a great person who loved her family.
Shawn Thorvilson Dec 8 2019 12:00 AM
Our blessings to Jim and the family as you celebrate Carlas life. You are in our prayers.
Dan and LeAnn Vollmer
Dan Vollmer Dec 8 2019 12:00 AM
I am sorry for the loss of your wife, mother and grandmother. Carla was such a loving, friendly person and she will be sadly missed. I remember the first time Kathy and I showed up at her home on our way to Grand Forks. She was so welcoming and helpful to this old farmgirl! Loved her ready smile and quick whit. May the Lord hold you in his loving hands.
Iva & Gerald Korell Dec 8 2019 12:00 AM
Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you
Larry and Bonnie Linneman Dec 7 2019 12:00 AM
How sad it is to see that this wonderful woman has died... I worked in Mayville at LMH while she was at Northwood, and it was always good to visit with her, even after I moved from the area. She was a level-headed, calm presence, and I always enjoyed her. Blessings to you, her family, as you remember her life with her
Margaret Dahl Dec 7 2019 12:00 AM
Fond memories of my time spent with Carla on the farm, in the garden, and just visiting will be with me always. She was an immediate friend to everyone. Sending my love and warm hugs to all the family. Her abounding love is her legacy.
Cindy Abalayan Dec 7 2019 12:00 AM
Carla was always so kind and welcoming to everyone. Sending my sympathy to her family.
Jenna Zavoral Dec 6 2019 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear Calas passing away. Kept up with her on facebook. Prayers and thoughts are with all f as moly and friends that knew her. She will be missed. Lorie Grande
Lorie Grande Dec 6 2019 12:00 AM