Connie Ellen Lahren, 61, Fargo, ND passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Sanford Health surrounded by her family. She was born on October 12, 1953 to John and Betty Lou (Pedersen) Locke in Minneapolis, MN. She grew up in Bemidji, MN graduating from Bemidji Senior High School. Following graduation, she ran away with the Carnival traveling around the mid-west, and earning the nickname “Carnival Connie.”
On September 12, 1982 she was united in marriage with Timothy Lahren in Detroit Lakes, MN. The couple lived in Moorhead briefly before setting in Fargo where they raised their six children.
Connie enjoyed working at Smokey’s Steakhouse in West Fargo where her smile and great sense of humor were recognized by all. Following the closing of Smokey’s, she began working at Red Carpet Amoco and had many customers come in just to see her. She was also employed at Holy Spirit Catholic School where she worked in the kitchen for many years.
Connie was a free spirit who loved people and had a heart of gold. She would give anyone the shirt off her back if they needed it, or if she thought it would look nice.
She is survived by her children, Richard (Kristie), West Fargo, ND; Bobbie (Jeff) Grob, Arlington, TX; Chris (Sandy), White Bear Lake, MN; Joshua, West Fargo, ND; Sedonia, Fargo, ND; and Savannah (Chad) Lewis, Fargo, ND; sister, Linda (Art) Holt, International Falls, MN; nine grandchildren; and many other beloved relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; and infant son, Adam.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Hospice of the Red River Valley.