Naomi H. Carrigan, age 82, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019, at Ecumen Pines in Hutchinson.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson with interment in the Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson.
A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, from 5:00-8:00 P.M. at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Naomi Helen Carrigan was born on January 29, 1937, in Starbuck, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Kermit and Helen (Lueck) Brandt. She was baptized as an infant at Bethlehem United Methodist in Hutchinson and was later confirmed in her faith as an adult at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson. She received her education at Hutchinson High School and was a graduate with the class of 1955. Naomi was a majorette in the band in high school. She then furthered her education at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, for three years achieving her Registered Nursing degree.
On September 13, 1958, Naomi was united in marriage to Jerome “Jerry” Carrigan at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson. This marriage was blessed with six children, Kimberly, Thomas, Meribeth, Kevin, Kelly, and Michelle. Naomi and Jerome resided in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and St. Cloud, Minnesota before moving to Hutchinson in 1963. They shared 50 years of marriage until the passing of Jerome on December 18, 2008.
Naomi was employed as a Registered Nurse at St. Cloud Hospital and Hutchinson Hospital until her retirement in 1985. After she retired from nursing, she was employed part-time at Browns Floral & Gifts of Hutchinson as a floral designer.
Naomi was a member of St. Anastasia Catholic Church, member of the prayer chain, school board member and the school nurse. She was also a Girl Scout leader, member of the community Welcome Wagon, Jaycee member and was the president of the fundraising for the first hockey arena in Hutchinson. In addition, she helped start the first ice skating club and also the first Preschool in Hutchinson.
Naomi enjoyed making greeting cards, crafts, sewing, crocheting, and swimming. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends. She attended church religiously and prayed the rosary on a daily basis. Prayer was extremely important; she prayed for her family, friends, and many in the community.
Naomi passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at the age of 82 years. Blessed be her memory.
Naomi is survived by her:
Children, Kimberly Macemon and her husband, John, of Hutchinson, MN,
Thomas Carrigan and his wife, Michelle, of Hutchinson, MN,
Meribeth Tokarczyk and her husband, Tim, of Luverne, MN,
Kevin Carrigan and his wife, Chela, of Brownsville, TX,
Missy Carrigan-Galland of Minnetonka, MN,
Kelly Penk-Carrigan of St Cloud, MN;
Sisters, Loretta Moore of Yorktown Heights, NY,
Tamara Ekstrand and her husband, Rick, of Alexandria, MN;
Naomi is preceded in death by her Parents, Kermit and Helen Brandt; Husband, Jerome Carrigan; Grandchildren, Kelby Macemon, Spencer Galland.