Carmon Edsel Elstad, 83, Cannon Falls, died on Friday morning, April 11, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.
Carmon was born at home in Dennison on August 17, 1930, the son of Fulton and Dorothy (Fremouw) Elstad. He graduated from Faribault High School, and had worked at Andrews Nursery and Sellner Manufacturing. He was employed with St. Olaf College in Northfield for 30 years, retiring in 1992.
He married Margaret Lewis on June 12, 1956 and they had three daughters together. They later divorced. Carmon married Elaine (Quam) Fremouw on October 27, 1985.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine; his daughters, Shirley (Dave) Geisler, Cindy (Greg) North, and Connie (Jeff) Anderson; step-children, Rhonda (Pete) Klug, Sandra (Steve) Clayton, Debra (George) Huber, David (Tina) Fremouw and Douglas Fremouw (fiancé Janelle Cady); 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Joyce Waslie, Geraldine (Hank) Dotzler, Richard (Diane) Elstad, Ellen Paul, Virginia (Bill) Sartor, Kathryn (David) Wagner, Jane Elstad (Don Bettinger), Jean Woznak, and Laurel (Keith) Remund; brother-in-law, Bruce Neale; sister-in-law, Janette Elstad; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fulton and Dorothy Elstad, and step-mother, Vera Elstad; step-daughter, Linda Fremouw; sister, Marilyn Neale; brother, Robert Elstad; and sister-in-law, Alice Elstad.
Funeral service was held on Wednesday, April 16 at Cannon River Lutheran Church. Interment followed at the church cemetery.
On-line condolences may be directed to www.lundbergfuneral.com.