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In Memory Of Carole M. Grauer
Carole M. Grauer
Carole M. Grauer
Born: May 25, 1936
Died: December 27, 2013
Age: 77
Carole M. Grauer
May 25, 1936 - December 27, 2013
Carole M. Grauer, the daughter of Fritz and Ethel (Pearson) Ogren was born May 25, 1936, at the family farm in Cherokee County Iowa. Her childhood years were spent on the farm near Grand Meadow, where she attended school and graduated from Grand Meadow High in 1954.

On June 12, 1955, Carole was united in marriage to Sherald F. Grauer at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee, Iowa. Following their marriage they made their home in Cherokee where Carole worked as a secretary for the Iowa Department of Transportation for 41 years. She retired in 1997.

Carole was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee. She enjoyed golf, bowling, and attending her children's and grandchildren's activities. Most of all she loved spending time with her family and friends.

On December 27, 2013, Carole passed away at the Countryside Estates in Cherokee surrounded by her family. She was 77. She is preceded in death by her parents, Fritz and Ethel Ogren; two sisters, Betty Arlene Kimball and Shirley Ryan; and one brother, Arnold Ogren.

She will lovingly be remembered by her husband Sherald Grauer of Cherokee, IA; her two daughters, Gina G. (David ) Frank of Bloomington, MN, and Connie C. Grauer of Iowa City, IA; three grandchildren, Spenser (Karen Naig) Frank, Mason Frank, and Casey Frank; one brother, Robert Ogren of Nokomis, FL; two sisters, MaryAnn (Jim) Anderson of Larrabee, IA, and Linda Kardy of York, PA; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014
I was so surprised to hear of Carole death. I am doing research of the family on and saw that she had passed. I have so many fond memories of Carole even with our age differences. Sherald you may or may not remember but I was your flower girl at your wedding. And in fact still have the dress that I wore in your wedding. My mother kept everything!! I again think fondly of Carole and offer my deepest sadness for you all.
Judi Ogren Warkentin
Judi Warkentin
Thursday, January 02, 2014
Gina: I'm so sorry for your loss...please accept my condolences to you and your family.
Pete Auh
Thursday, January 02, 2014
My thoughts are with the Grauer family. May you find Peace and comfort in your time of sorrow. I worked with carole in 1989-1990. She will be missed.
scott suhr
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
We are traveling and unable to attend Carole's service. We will treasure her memory as such an outgoing and a personable person. Prayers for all of you!
Larry & Colleen Harmon
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Fond memories of Aunt Carole at family gatherings and her trips to California. You will be missed here. Our sympathies, prayers and love go out to Sherald and your entire family.
Jim & Kelli Rasmus
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
The friends here at Quimby's Golf Club will miss seeing Carole out there golfing, will miss her smile, and friendship. Our prayers are with her family.
Betty Woltman
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
So sorry to read about Carole's death. We didn't even realize she had been in failing health. It was a 'God thing' that we even knew. I was gathering up the papers Monday evening to take them to the recycling bin. It came open to the back page. I didn't pay any attention to the obituaries, as I rarely do.
Glenn picked up the papers and just happened to see her picture.
As we read the obituary many memories came rushing back - too many to note. She was a special person.
Our sympathies to all of you.
Wishing you God's peace,
Pam and Glenn
Pam Fuller
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Dear Gina, I was so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I have such fond memories of her from when we were kids. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Kim Lickiss
Monday, December 30, 2013
Dear Family:
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. All our Love, Matt, Missy and Jonathan
Matt Hayes
Monday, December 30, 2013
My deepest condolences to you and your family. I have very fond memories of Carole that I will cherish for life. Prayers for you all. God Bless
Wanda Pannell Hudson
Monday, December 30, 2013
Gina and Connie sorry to hear of your mothers passing. My family will keep you and your father in our prayers.
Jan and Doris and Girls
Jan George
Monday, December 30, 2013
Dear Sherld, Gina and Connie,
I just received word of your mother's passing, I am so sorry and I send all of you my heartfelt sympathy. Please know that you will all be in my prayers and may God wrap his loving arms around you in the days ahead. God Bless, Denise (Watts) Perry and Family
Denise Perry
Monday, December 30, 2013
Sorry for your loss. Carole was always so very nice.
Mark Hultman
Monday, December 30, 2013
Gina, I just heard about your mom. I miss our visits when your son played basketball against Saydel. It was always a joy seeing your family and hearing how everyone was doing. I wish I could provide more than words to offer comfort. Prayers for you and yours during this difficult time.
Doug Cline
Monday, December 30, 2013
Dear Uncle Sherald and Family
So sorry to hear the news about Aunt Carole. My condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Will be thinking of you and the rest of the family. Words can not express the heartache I feel for your family.
Sending you lots of love.
Billy Rasmus
Monday, December 30, 2013
To Sherald and Family, Please receive my condolences with the peace only God can provide. I have, and will, always cherish the many visits we have had sharing stories. I always looked forward to those times spent together. Know that God is with you, and will be there to comfort you during the days and weeks ahead. God Bless. Troy
Troy L. Rosendahl
Monday, December 30, 2013
I was so sorry to hear of Carole's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.
Dana (File) Kies
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Connie and Gina, we are so sorry for your loss. We send our sympathies and love to you and your dad. Love, Teresa and Kevin Sandstead
Teresa Sandstead
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Connie, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. From the stories you have shared with us, we know your Mom was one special lady. We are so sorry for your loss.
Diane Dunlap & Linda Myers
Sunday, December 29, 2013
So sorry to hear of the passing of Carol! I worked with her for many years at the Iowa DOT and always enjoyed talking with her. As I am now a Winter resident of Southern Arizona I will not be able to attend the service but will be thinking of her at the time of the funeral.
Dick Bierman

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, December 31, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the CRMC Hospice in Cherokee.
Pastor Larry Lemke
David Bofenkamp
Clyde Leonard
Robert Mahnke
Phil Spencer
Keith Ballantyne
Bill Joines


Kenny Kimball
Roger Frisbie
Matthew Hayes
Mike Saxby
Orville Saxby
LeRoy Larson
Joe Veale
Bill Rasmus
Jim Anderson
Bob Ogren
Don Radke
Visitation will begin at noon on Monday with the family present from 5-7 P.M. Monday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
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by- Andrea Orthmann

Organist- Arlene Hultman
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