Carol Lavonne Niemann, 74, of Lake Suzy, Fla., and formerly of Webster City, Iowa, passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2014.
She was born May 28, 1940, the daughter of Carl and LuVern Klaassen.
Carol attended school in Pomeroy, Iowa, and graduated in 1958. She attended Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, and Moser Secretarial School in Chicago, Ill. Carol was employed by the American Medical Association in Chicago. In 1962, she married Robert J. “Bob” Niemann in Pomeroy. The next three years were spent at Lowery Air Force Base in Denver, Colo. They moved to Webster City in 1966, where her husband practiced optometry for 36 years. In Webster City, Carol raised three children. She was a Boy and Girl Scout leader, Sunday school leader, and an Active member of the Chapter FD T.T.T. Carol worked part time as the bookkeeper for the Wolfe Eye Clinic in Webster City. In 2002, Carol and Bob moved to Lake Suzy, and became members of Kingsway Country Club. She loved to play bridge, quilt and cross-stitch. In the past 20 years, she made more than 100 quilts, which earned many ribbons for her work. Carol was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Port Charlotte, Fla., where she played in the bell choir. She was a very special person who met everyone with her warm smile and engaging personality. Carol handled her three-year battle with ovarian cancer with grace. She was an inspiration to her friends.
She is survived by her husband, Robert; children, David (Shari) Niemann of Snellville, Ga., Sandra (Chris) Wedewer of St. Charles, Mo., and Mark (Sarah) Niemann of Sugar Hill, Ga.; grandchildren, Katelyn, Emily, Aaron, Matthew, Amy, Courtney, Colby, Andrew and Wayne; brother, Gerald (Eloyce) Klaassen of Pomeroy; and brother-in-law, Larry (Ruth) Niemann of Denver, Iowa.
Funeral services will be this week in Webster City. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Port Charlotte. A gathering of friends will follow at Kingsway Country Club. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church (bell choir), 1229 Kathy Lane, Webster City, IA 50595; Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2565 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33952; or Tidewell Hospice, 917 N. Arcadia Ave., Arcadia, FL 34266. Online condolences may be made at www.pongerkaysgrady.com.
Arrangements are by Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia, Fla