Carol Ann Rian, 74, Palisade, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Golden Horizons Assisted Living, Aitkin.

She was born Oct. 2, 1945 in Aitkin to Walter and Pearl (Emmert) Watson.

Carol was united in marriage to John Rian on Oct. 26, 1963 in Palisade. They were blessed with three children. Carol loved to visit with everyone. She was a housewife and babysat for friends and family. Carol also helped John in his small engine shop. She was well-known for her famous oatmeal cake and macaroni salad! Carol will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents; beloved daughter, Rita Rian; one sister and two brothers.

She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, John Rian; son, Richard (Patty) Rian; daughter, Rose Rian, all of Palisade; grandchildren: Amanda, Gregory, Cameron, Kaitlyn, Christy, Jennifer, Brandi, Bobbie; 16 great-grandchildren; brothers: Richard, Donald and Curtiss Watson; many other relatives and friends.

A graveside service will be held Friday, July 3, at 10 a.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery, Logan Township with Pastor Charles Carlson officiating. A gathering of family and friends will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the cemetery. To leave an online condolence, go to: Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service, Aitkin.

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