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A memorial service for Carmen Johannsen was held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at All Saints Catholic Church in New Richland, MN,  Father Michael Cronin officiating.  Interment was in Calvary Cemetery.

Carmen passed away surrounded by her family on Monday, August 14, 2017.  

Carmen (Rodriguez) Johannsen was born on March 4th to Romulo and Modesta (Cartarz) Rodriguez in Waseca.  She grew up and attended schools in Cleveland, MN.  After her schooling, she started a family, and she would go on to raise eight children.  For the last 20 years, Carmen has been a significant other and companion to Bradley Crumb.

Carmen was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, and her faith was very important to her.  She worked as a Nurse’s Aide at the New Richland Care Center.  Carmen enjoyed many things in life.  She enjoyed living in the country where she could garden.  She also enjoyed cooking, crocheting, making jewelry, painting ceramics, and shopping.  She was a loving mother and grandmother who was always there for her family.

She is preceded in death by both parents; her son, Darren Johannsen; her nephew, Troy Armstrong; and two brothers, Louie and Lupe Rodriguez.

Carmen leaves behind her significant other of over 20 years, Bradley Crumb; children, Duane (Laurie) Johannsen, Denise (Craig) Jindra, Dawn Johannsen, David (significant other, Pamela Westholter) Johannsen, Dani (Henry) Kasper, Dena (David) Wiseman, and Dustin (Jill) Johannsen; grandchildren, Neil, Kyle, Robert, Amy, Anthony, Darren, Nick, Angela, Maverick, Kaylyn, Zoey, Madison, Lia, and Chase; great-grandchildren, Leilla, Tyler, Adalynn, Kolby, Abraham, William, Tillie, Treyvin, Donte, Mya, Dominic, Justin, Aubrey, and Melanie; siblings, Laurenza, Florence, Liz, Jerry, Leo, Joe, Max, Raymond, Mike, Robert, and Pete; as well as many extended relatives and friends.

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