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Carolyn Pawlenty biography: 13 things about Derek Chauvin’s mother

Carolyn Marie Pawlenty has lived in different parts of the United States including Minnesota and Iowa. Here are 13 more things about her:

  1. She was previously named Carolyn Marie Chauvin.
  2. She lives in Peosta, Dubuque County, Iowa.
  3. Aside from Peosta, she has lived in other parts of Iowa including Dubuque.
  4. She has lived in different parts of Minnesota including Saint Paul and St. Paul Park.
  5. When she was married to Robert Michael Chauvin, she was a housewife.
  6. In March 1976, she gave birth to Derek Michael Chauvin in Ramsey, Anoka County, Minnesota.
  7. In October 1982, she gave birth to Krysta Pawlenty. The father is Leroy Jerome Pawlenty Jr. not Robert.
  8. In 1983, she filed for divorce from Robert, asking for the family home and child support for Derek and Krysta.
  9. On November 26, 1984, she and Robert divorced. They were granted joint custody of Derek.
  10. After divorcing Robert, she married Leroy.
  11. On November 18, 2007, her father-in-law Leroy Jerome Pawlenty Sr. passed away. He was buried in Rosemount, Dakota County, Minnesota.
  12. She was 73 years old when her son Derek was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter on April 20, 2021 in the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020.
  13. On June 25, 2021, she appeared in court before Judge Peter Cahill. Without mentioning Floyd’s name, she told Cahill that Derek has a big heart and pleaded with the judge for leniency. She said, “My son’s identity has also been reduced to that as a racist. I want this court to know that none of these things are true and that my son is a good man.” Later that day, Derek received a sentence of 22 years and six months in prison for the second-degree unintentional murder of Floyd with credit for time served.


3 replies »

  1. Is Robert Pawlenty and/or Leroy Jerome Pawlenty, Jr., related to former Minnesota governor, Tim Pawlenty?


  2. Me like a white woman saw that she shows exactly why is his son heartless! She is too. Not a single word about this murder by her son, even WE ARE SORRY!!!!Shame on you, Carolyn

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