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Carrie Justine DYBDAHL

Female 1903 - 2008  (105 years)


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  • Name Carrie Justine DYBDAHL 
    Born 25 Feb 1903  Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 26 Dec 2008 
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    • Died as Carrie Austinson in Whitewater, Wisconsin.

      Carrie Justine Dybdahl Ludtke Austinson died peacefully surrounded by family at the age of 105 on Friday, Dec. 26, 2008. Born Feb. 25, 1903, in Black Earth to Albert and Tonetta (Skinningsrud) Dybdahl, Carrie grew up in a loving and caring family of seven girls and three boys. After graduating from Black Earth High School and the Teacher's College in Whitewater, Carrie taught in the public schools in Black Earth and Watertown. In 1933, Carrie married Benjamin J. Ludtke and moved to Whitewater. Together, they had two children, Richard Benjamin and Carol Lee. Benjamin passed away in 1962. Carrie was a member of First English Lutheran Church and was active in church circles, especially in music and worship services having served as organist for 35 years. Piano and organ duets were played frequently with the assistance of her daughter Carol Lee Ludtke. On the occasion of the 158th anniversary of the church in 1958, she composed the music and lyrics of the "Centennial Hymn," which was sung throughout the year and enjoyed frequently on other occasions. Carrie married Bishop Myron C. Austinson in 1969, and lived in Janesville where the district office was located. They moved to Whitewater upon his retirement. They spent the winter months in Florida, where Myron passed away in 1974 in Venice, Fla. Carrie continued to spend time in Florida after Myron's death, where she was active in social clubs and accompanying music groups. Carrie lived an amazing life, encompassing over a century. She was a gifted musician and writer, and shared her talents with others. She was full of life and an inspiration to her family with her kindness, compassion, humor and grace, and her dedication to her faith. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. She is survived by a sister, Evelyn Festge; a son-in-law, Gary (Michele) Burkum; two grandsons, Karl (Jennifer) Burkum and Kurt (Kendra) Burkum; a granddaughter, Kari (Chris) Tranel; and nine great-grandchildren, Kaia, Khloe, Kaleb, Kira, Tyler, Morgan, Claire, Ethan and Anna. Also surviving are a stepson, John (Sue) Austinson; a stepdaughter, Nordis Johnson; four stepgrandsons; four stepgranddaughters; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her death are her two husbands, Benjamin J. Ludtke and Myron C. Austinson; her parents, Albert and Tonetta Dybdahl; daughter, Carol Lee Burkum; infant son, Richard Benjamin Ludtke; her stepdaughter, Marget Stiegler; five sisters, Thelma, Valberg, Thora, Emma and Alice; and three brothers, Joseph, Arthur and Carl. Visitations will be held on Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009. All activities will occur at FIRST ENGLISH LUTHERAN CHURCH in Whitewater.
    Person ID I17805  Don Carlson's Tree
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2011 

    Family Myron Conrad AUSTINSON,   b. 22 Feb 1905, Dennison, Goodhue County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1974, Sarasota County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 25 Oct 1969  Whitewater, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F12954  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart