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Lyra Carlson - November 20, 2014


Lyra “Dolly” Carlson, 102 years of age from Minden, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at Kearney County Health Service-LTC in Minden.
Dolly was born April 4, 1912, in Lincoln, to August and Minnie (nee Swedburg) Kappelin. Her birth date was eight days before the Titanic sunk.
The family moved to Holdrege in January of 1918 where they ran a dairy until August was able to resume his trained profession as a tailor.
Lyra, who was nicknamed “Dolly” at a young age, was confirmed at Bethel Lutheran Church in Holdrege in May of 1926.
She graduated from Holdrege High School in May of 1929. Dolly was the oldest attendee of her high school reunion in October of 2008.
See the November 25th Courier for full obituary.