Carol Hazel Isaksen age 84, of Springfield, died on May 21, at Catholic Eldercare in Minneapolis.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, May 31, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Sleepy Eye. Memorial Service will be held at the church on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 1:00 pm. The clergy will be Pastor Tim Mason. Interment will be at Sundown Lutheran Cemetery in rural Springfield.

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Carol Hazel Jensen was born on July 29, 1938, the daughter of Arnold and Elsie Jensen in Springfield, MN. She attended and graduated from Springfield High School. On November 16, 1958 she married Duane Isaksen at Sundown Lutheran Church in Springfield and they began building their lives together. Carol was a “jack of all trades” as she held various jobs throughout her lifetime. She loved anything and everything related to birds, knitting, reading, and playing games. Carol also enjoyed watching the sunsets over Osakis Lake. Recently, her kind heart led her to knit sleeves for patients undergoing dialysis to keep their arms warm during the procedure.

Left to treasure her memory are her daughters – Gwen (Patrick) Zeman of Fridley, MN and Dawn Isaksen of Minneapolis, MN and many other family members. She was preceded in death by her husband, Duane; parents, Arnold and Elsie; and 2 brothers, Gene and Lowell Jensen.