Joanne Carlson, age 51, of Alta, died Thursday, March 31, 2011 at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Monday, April 4, 2011 at the United Church of Christ in Alta. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Schaller. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Sunday, April 3, 2011 at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Schaller. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the sons of Joanne Carlson, in care of the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Schaller is in charge of the arrangements.