We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Carol Ann (Rydberg) Harbaugh, 58, of Tenstrike, MN passed away peacefully on May 28, 2022. Today our family lost a great woman. Words cannot express our sadness, but we take comfort in knowing she died peacefully after an incredibly strong battle against metastatic breast cancer. She was a wife, mother, step-mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to so many.
Memorial Services will be 12:00 p.m., Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home, Bemidji. Family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
She was born in December of 1963 in Rochester, MN to John and Helen Rydberg. She graduated high school from Proctor High School and got her AA degree from Duluth Technical College. She went on to work for 20 plus years at the Mayo Clinic and 10 years at Fairway Ridge Senior Cooperative in Rochester, MN. Upon her and Jim’s move to Bemidji she was employed at Menards as a front-end manager.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Helen Rydberg and sister-in-law, Nancy Woods.
She is survived by husband, James; son, Nicholas (Elizabeth); step-son, James (Kari); five step-grandchildren, April, Cadence, Paige, Aubrey and Avery; and six siblings, Richard, George (Carol), Ted (Mary) Kristen Rydberg, Robert (Laura) and Mary (James) Hoffman.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be given to the family.