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Carie M. Eman

January 28, 1949 — January 16, 2024

Carie M. Eman entered eternal life at Sunset, Mandan, with family and a close friend at her bedside on January 16, 2024. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:30 PM, Tuesday, January 23 at Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, 519 Raymond St, Bismarck.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 7:00 PM, Monday, January 22 at Eastgate Funeral Service, 2302 E Divide Ave, Bismarck. A vigil service will begin at 7:00 PM.  

Born on January 28, 1949, in Bottineau to Melvin and Marceline (Krenz) Eman, Carie was the oldest of six siblings. Raised in Minot with her siblings along with foster children, Carie attended Catholic grade schools, Sacred Heart Academy, graduating from Bishop Ryan in 1967. She attended Minot State before marrying David Palmer at St. Leo’s in August, 1969. She was the proud mother of two sons—Michael and Kent. Moving to Littleton, CO, Carie worked for Joslins where she became a professional gift wrapper. That skill served her well later when she threw birthday and bingo parties lavished with gifts and presents. Their family moved to Elkhart, KS where Michael and Kent attended grade school. Here Carie struggled with life-threatening health issues before moving to Bismarck in the 1980’s. Her lifelong childhood wish was realized then.  Recalling a family Christmas meal treated once a year by her Dad’s workplace, she always dreamed of treating others to a paid meal. Carie became an anonymous Santa on Christmas Eve at Marlins truck Stop when she secretly paid for many families tabs. She lived her lifelong motto: “Sharing makes my joy complete.” A very special joy for her was when Michael and June presented her with her grandson, Kyle in 1994.

In 2011 she experienced, along with her family, the loss of her son, Kent. Drawing strength from her deep Catholic faith, Carie immersed herself in her work at Touchmark and later worked at South Dan’s in the bakery department. Health issues and later a stroke ended her employment. Following that, Carie became a resident at Sunset-Prospera, in the summer of 2021. Here Carie enjoyed Bingo, fellowship with residents and staff, religious services, all kinds of activities, especially Hymns and Devotions with Nyla and Eileen. Family wishes to thank the staff there for their compassionate care all the way to her death. Faith, family and friends is the rich legacy she leaves behind.

Grateful to have shared her life, Carie is survived by son, Michael (June), grandson, Kyle Palmer; siblings: Marcus (Becky) Eman; Gwen Eman; Daniel (Connie) Eman; Dean (Julie) Eman; stepmother, Pearl Eman; sister-in-law, Marian Severson; brother-in-law, Brian Palmer; special friend, Colleen Ressler; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Kent; brothers: Tim and Todd Eman; ex-husbands: David Palmer and Ron Rivinius.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in Carie's name can be made to Cathedral of the Holy Spirit or a charity of your choice.

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