Virginia Carlson celebrates 100th birthday

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Virginia M. Carlson’s family invites the community to celebrate Virginia’s 100th birthday on January 3 with an open house from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the community room of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 920 Third Avenue.

Virginia married her late husband John “Alf” Carlson Jr. in this church in 1937 and remains a lifelong member. The Carlsons were very active in Luther League and taught Sunday School as well.

The Carlsons also founded and operated the Brad-Lynn Restaurant for many years which was name for their two children. The restaurant was later re-opened as Stockholm Inn.

Virginia worked as a nurse aid at Swedish American Hospital for many years and managed the catalog desk for J.C. Penney at Colonial Village for over a decade. She and her sister, June Pumilia, established and operated a food pantry at Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

The family has requested that there please be no gifts brought to the open house, just the enjoyment of company.

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