Carol Lenzmeier, age 81, of Pearl Lake passed away in her home of 57 years on Monday, August 22, 2016 surrounded by her loving family.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 26, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Pearl Lake. Fr. Ron Weyrens will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be held 4-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service on Friday, both at the church. Parish prayers will be at 4:15 p.m. Thursday at the church. Memorials are preferred to Holy Cross School.
Carol Maureen Laudenbach was born December 23, 1934 to Frank and Marcella (Schill) Laudenbach. After graduating from high school, she worked as a secretary for both General Mills in Minneapolis and for the V.A. in St. Cloud. Carol married Mickey Lenzmeier in St. Augusta on September 1, 1958. They were dairy farmers in the Pearl Lake area until retiring in 2006. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church where she was active in Christian Mothers, Rec Club Board, School Board, Church Choir, and also taught mini-courses at Holy Cross School. She was also a long-time volunteer, through the 2015-2016 school year, at the Holy Cross School Library. Carol enjoyed playing Euchre, baking her delicious homemade bread, and spending time with her loving family, including the annual summer trips to Bugbee Hive Resort; she had just completed a 16th straight trip to Bugbee one week ago. She was happiest in her role as a wife, mother, and grandmother.
Carol is survived by her children, Linda (Bob) Kunkel of Pearl Lake, Michael (Bonnie) of St. Cloud, Robert of Staples, Lois of Pleasant Lake, Mary (Greg) Mueller of Pearl Lake, Joseph (Coreen) of Crystal, David (Frankie) of Minneapolis, and Louis of Plymouth; grandchildren, Justin, Hannah, and Mitchell Kunkel, Andrew, Abby, Alex, Austin, Jake, Grace, Sophia, Gabriella, McEwen, and Arabella Lenzmeier; brothers, Harvey (Adeline), Tom (Beatty), Bob (Shirley), Russell (Connie), and Gary (Marlene) Laudenbach; sisters, Jackie Koshiol and Barbara (Rick) Schuldt; brothers-in-law, Orville Cremers and Don Lommel; and sister-in-law, Dorine Laudenbach. Carol was preceded in death by her husband Mickey on October 9, 2007; infant daughter LuAnn on January 20, 1961; granddaughter Jordan on June 25, 1993; her parents; sisters, Audrey Cremers, Marion Hansen and Kathleen Lommel; brother, Jack; and two infant brothers, Frank and Joseph.
The casket bearers will be Jake, Andy, Grace and Abby Lenzmeier, Justin and Hannah Kunkel. Petitions will be said by Sophia, Alex and Austin Lenzmeier and Mitchell Kunkel. The gift bearers will be Gabriella, Mickey and Arabella Lenzmeier. The funeral pall will be placed by Carol’s children. Julene Faber-Andrusick will provide the music for the service. Carol’s family would like to send a special thank you to CentraCare Home Health and Hospice, and Home Instead. Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale.