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Carolyn Anne Schmidt KarelsCarolyn Anne Karels was born December 13, 1939, in Chandler, to Elmer and Marie (Nicholsen) Schmidt. She was united in marriage to Jerome Henry Joseph Karels on November 28, 1964. Together they raised two daughters, Barbara Carol and LuMarie Ann, and a grandson Jeffrey James (Karels) Brogaard. Carolyn died on Monday, December 26, 2016, at the Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center in Marshall after courageously battling illnesses since 2008. Carolyn is survived by her daughters, Barbara Gottskalkson of Sioux Falls, SD and LuMarie (John) Kral of New Ulm; grandson Jeffrey (Kathryn) Brogaard of Savage; 7 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, sister Dorothy Yochem of Marshall; many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Elmer and Marie Schmidt; husband Jerome Karels; brother William Schmidt; sisters Helen Rogge and Mayrleen Bankord; and niece Janet Rogge in infancy. Blessed be her memory.
Dear Lu, I really dont know what to say at this time, I wish I could just hug you and cry with you. Your mom was a part of my family growing up, our moms were best friends, you & Cyndi were best friends & Barb and Deb were best friends..I was the tag-a-long lil sister who hung out with our moms or snuck to spy on you guys. I remember your sweet mom fondly, she would be standing there cooking or sitting there talking with my mom .those two never lacked words together thats for sure. I loved her and love every one in your family as my family, always will. Your momma was a very sweet lady who was kind to everyone she met and welcomed all into her life. All my love, Shelley & sons, Samuel & Josiah. I wish we were closer we would be there for you to support & love on you all the way..
Shelley Bukowski Dec 28 2016 2:14 AM