Memorial service for Amanda Stacy (Alto) Carlson, 33, of rural Gilbert will be 2 p.m. Friday, October 21, 2022 at the Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Gilbert.
Amanda left us too soon on October 10, 2022. She was born on August 12, 1989 to Darin and Lisa (Pfeffer) Alto in Rochester, MN. She grew up and attended the Eveleth-Gilbert High School, Class of 2008, where she excelled in speech and theater and was an excellent student who was consistently on the honor roll. Amanda courageously struggled with many health issues throughout her entire life, but persevered. Amanda was united in marriage to Christopher Carlson on October 3, 2014 at the Minnetonka Orchards, sponsored by the Wish Upon A Wedding Foundation. The couple had a beautiful family with two amazing boys. She enjoyed cooking and teaching makeup application on social media. Amanda was a hardworking, caring, passionate, beautiful soul that will never be forgotten by those that were lucky enough to know and love her throughout her life. She was an avid advocate for several causes and always willing to help.
Survivors include her husband, Chris; two sons: Kaleb, age 11 and Elijah, age 4; mother: Lisa (Andrew) Flannigan; father: Darin Alto; siblings: Kayla Alto, Ashley Sarazine, Jacob Dahl, Elizabeth Flannigan, Andrew Alto, Michael Alto, Thomas Alto, and David Flannigan; maternal grandparents: Carol Makie and Donald Pfeffer; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; as well as her four legged friends.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents: Kay and Roger Alto and an aunt, Stacy Alto