Carolyn Krambeer

Carolyn I. Krambeer, age 73, of Cresco, Iowa, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at the Evans Home in Cresco.

Carolyn was born Aug. 11, 1939 in Los Angeles, Calif. and grew up in Southeast Minnesota. On Dec. 15, 1956 she  married Lawrence H. Krambeer Jr. in Wilmington Lutheran Church, Spring Grove, Minn. Carolyn and Larry were long time Winneshiek County farmers. Carolyn also worked as a nurse’s aide, first at the Aase Haugen Home in Decorah and later at the Evans Home in Cresco, which she retired from.

Carolyn was a member of the Orleans Lutheran Church were she was a lector and active in its ladies’ circles, altar guild and the prayer shawl ministry. She also was active as a volunteer in the community. She had a green thumb when it came to caring for her house plants and her gardening. Carolyn also enjoyed playing cards, her pet dog, Benji, and cat, Squeaker.

Carolyn is survived by four sons, Curtis (Phyllis) Krambeer, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Keith (Catherine) Krambeer, Littleton, Colo.; Steve Krambeer, Cresco and Daniel Krambeer, Cresco; seven grandchildren, Christopher Wade, Samantha Soenksen, Elizabeth Krambeer, Eli Krambeer, Jonathon Krambeer, Tiffany Krambeer and Neal Krambeer; one sister, Arlene (Vern) Schueler, Winona, Minn. and three half-brothers, Lucio, Frank and Donny (Linda) La Forgia, all of New York City. She is further survived by three sisters-in-law, Dolores Hughes, Frankville, Iowa, Shirley (Homer) Evert, Newmarket, N.H. and Nona (Wayne) Stone, Lansing, Iowa; five brothers-in-law, Gordon (Mary) Krambeer, Hiawatha, Iowa; Tom (Darla) Krambeer, Lawrence, Kansas; Ned (Peg) Krambeer; Dennis (Peg) Krambeer; Jerry (Janice) Krambeer, Decorah, Iowa and many nieces and nephews.

Carolyn is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Larry Krambeer in 1988; son Brian in 1983; a brother, Alfred La Forgia; Dick Hughes and Ron and Carol Krambeer.

Funeral services were Monday, May 13, 2013 at the Orleans Lutheran Church, rural Cresco with Pastor Michael Massa officiating. Internment followed at Orleans Lutheran Cemetery. Friends called Sunday at Lindstrom Funeral Home in Cresco.

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