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Carol Jane Meyer

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October 12, 1936 - July 10, 2023


Visitation for Carol J. Meyer will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Ringsted from 9 - 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 14, 2023. Funeral service will be at the First Presbyterian Church in Ringsted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 14 with Pastor Suzanne Wobig officiating. She will be laid to rest at Ringsted Memorial Cemetery in Ringsted.

Carol Jane Meyer, daughter of Henry and Alice (Rippentrop) Hofbauer, was born on Oct. 12, 1936, in Forest City. She passed away on Monday, July 10 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. surrounded by her family at the age of 86 years.

She grew up and attended school in Buffalo Center graduating in 1955.

She married Gary Meyer on Feb. 26, 1956, in Buffalo Center, unto this union were born three children: Allen, Loren and Lorraine.

Carol worked for Dr. Brock, a dentist in Thompson, also at Jack Sprat Grocery and the Ringsted Drug Store.

In her free time, she liked to golf, cook, mow at the farm, play in card clubs, travel with friends, was a member of the Red Hat Club and enjoyed going to the casino.

Her greatest joy was spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other family and friends, both in Iowa and Arizona.

She and Gary wintered in Arizona for 28 years and met many wonderful friends there before health prevented them from returning.

Carol was a Sunday school teacher and a member of the Ringsted Presbyterian Church.

Carol is survived by her husband of 67 years, Gary; her sons, Allen (Lori) Meyer, Ringsted; Loren (Jewel) Meyer, Fenton; daughter, Lorraine (Duane) Cummins, Runnels; eight grandchildren; Jeremy (Courtney) Meyer, Ashley (Will) Olson, Heather (AJ) Mills, Nicholas (Lacie Brandts) Meyer, Danielle (Matthew) Krier, Holly (Zak) Wright, Tiffany (Luke) Murphy and Mindy (Lee) Simpson; and 16 great-grandchildren, as well as many extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Alice and her brothers, Harold and Alvin.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the First Presbyterian Church.

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