Cover photo for Carol Tharaldson's Obituary
Carol Tharaldson Profile Photo
1946 Carol 2018

Carol Tharaldson

July 6, 1946 — December 12, 2018

Detroit Lakes

Carol J. Tharaldson, age 72, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, died Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at her home under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Carol Jean Tharaldson was born July 6, 1946 in Carrington, North Dakota to Edward and Loretta (Schaack) Sondag.  She is a 1964 graduate of Sykeston High School and a 1967 graduate of Valley City State College.  Carol was united in marriage to Jerry L. Tharaldson, July 13, 1968 in Sykeston, ND.  They lived in Wabasso and Glencoe, MN prior to moving to Detroit Lakes, MN in 1982.  She taught school for four years and then operated a day care business for 30 years.

Carol was an active member of MEA, the Prime Providers Board, the Detroit Lakes Daycare Association, and served as an early childhood mentor for Detroit Lakes High School.  She sang in the Holy Rosary Choir for over 40 years, was a Confirmation team leader, served as the Sunday preschool coordinator, was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Daughters, and was captain of the Holy Rosary Relay for Life Team.  She also danced with the North Star Cloggers, was a volunteer at the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center and at Emmanuel and Oak Crossing Nursing Homes, and was a member of the WWNW coffee group.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry of Detroit Lakes; 4 children, Brent of St. Paul, MN, Kristen of Minneapolis, MN, Jenae (Thomas Mills) of Carrboro, NC, Ryan (Ange) of Minneapolis, MN; 5 grandchildren, Lucy and Atticus Mills, Rory, Parker and Ryder Tharaldson; 6 sisters and 3 brothers, Darlene (Zeno) Heintz of Jamestown, ND, Mary (Eugene) Kapaun of Thornton, CO, Joan (Jim) Schmidt of Jamestown, ND, Diane (Dennis) Hafner of Sykeston, ND, Gary (Vikki) Sondag of Carrington, ND, Dean (Cheryl) Sondag of Goldendale, WA, Kathleen Sondag of Holcomb, KS, Janet Wrolstad of Vista, CA, Randy (Pam) Sondag of Carrington, ND; sisters-in-law, Karla Sondag of Fargo, ND, Dorene (John) Heinze of Cooperstown, ND, and brothers-in-law Philip Quick of Dazey, ND, and Wayne Quick of Baltimore, MD.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Jerome Sondag.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to:  The Hope Lodge, American Cancer Society 2500 University Ave. SE Minneapolis, MN 55414 or to Hospice of the Red River Valley in Detroit Lakes.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Carol Tharaldson, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation/Gathering of Family and Friends

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Starts at 5:00 pm (Central time)

David-Donehower Funeral Home

609 US-10, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Catholic Daughters Rosary

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Starts at 6:30 pm (Central time)

David-Donehower Funeral Home

609 US-10, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Prayer Service

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

David-Donehower Funeral Home

609 US-10, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, December 17, 2018

Starts at 4:00 pm (Central time)

Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery

1000 Rossman Ave, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 90

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree