She was a Crookston native.
Carol Jean Andreasen was born April 16, 1922, in Crookston, MN, to August and Matilda (Ziebeck) Woelk. She enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1943 and was honorably discharged in 1945 as a Staff Sergeant. Carol obtained a BA Degree from the Minnesota College of Music. She was united in marriage to John ‘Jack’ Andreasen on September 1, 1948. Carol’s passion for singing led to her performances with the President's Marine Corps Orchestra in Washington D.C. and the Minneapolis Symphony. She conducted church choirs in both Mound and Springfield and served as organist for the Episcopalian Church in Morton. Carol gave voice and piano lessons to many, and substitute taught in Blue Earth and Mound. Carol and her husband owned and published the Comfrey Times for seven years before her retirement. She enjoyed gardening, playing bridge, crafting, cooking and canning, and most especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by husband John of Springfield; children Barbara (Merle) Riddle of Cokato; John W. Andreasen (Yancey Thrift) of Minneapolis; Christine Hamilton of Springfield; and Peter (Cathleen) Andreasen of Shoreview; her grandchildren Samantha (Jason) Nissen and their children, McKenna and Reese; Courtney (Todd) Wozniak and their children Hudson, Bryce, and Morgan; and Heather Hamilton. She is further survived by one sister Betty (Harry) Lincoln of Binghamton, NY. Carol was preceded in death by her parents and sisters Helen Woelk and Marion Hopkins. A memorial service with full military honors will be observed in April at the Fort Snelling Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minnesota,.