CAROL NIEMANN

Carol L. Niemann of Lake Suzy, FL, formerly of Webster City, IA, died Friday, August 15, 2014 at Tidewell Hospice in Arcadia, FL. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 22, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at the Foster Funeral and Cremation Center. A Memorial service will be held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Port Charlotte, FL on Saturday, Aug 30th.

Carol Lavonne Niemann, daughter of Carl and LuVern Klaassen, was born May 28, 1940. She attended school in Pomeroy, IA and graduated in 1958. She attended Wartburg College, Waverly, IA and Moser Secretarial School in Chicago. She was employed by the American Medical Association in Chicago. In 1962, she married Robert J. Niemann in Pomeroy. The next three years were spent at Lowery Air Force Base in Denver, CO. They moved to Webster City in 1966 where her husband practiced optometry for 36 years. In Webster City, Carol raised three children, was a Boy and Girl Scout leader, Sunday school teacher 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, FL and became members of Kingsway Country Club. She loved to play bridge, quilt and cross-stitch. In the past twenty years, she made more than one hundred quilts which earned many ribbons for her work. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Port Charlotte, FL, where she played in the bell choir.

Carol was a very special person that met everyone with her warm smile and engaging personality. She 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, Mark (Sarah) Niemann of Sugar Hill, GA, grandchildren, Katelyn, Emily, Aaron, Matthew, Amy, Courtney, Colby, Andrew and Wayne, brother, Gerald (Eloyce) Klaassen of Pomeroy, IA and brother-in-law, Larry (Ruth) Niemann of Denver, IA.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church (bell choir) of Webster City, IA or Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Port Charlotte, FL or Tidewell Hospice in Arcadia, FL.