Celebrating the life of Carole A. Minssen
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Her funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at the First Lutheran Church in Prophetstown with Rev. Chelsey Olson-Weech officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Monday, September 6, 2021, at the Bosma- Gibson Funeral Home in Prophetstown. Cremation rites will be accorded following services. Burial of cremains will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to First Lutheran Church and Rock River Hospice and Home.
Carole was born March 16, 1944 in Manchester, IA, to Karl and Cecil (Powell) Renken. She attended Manchester grade schools and was a graduate of West Delaware High School. She attended Wartburg College in Waverly, IA, and later attended Rockford School of Business in Rockford, IL. She married Richard A. Minssen on May 16, 1965 in Manchester, IA. Carole drove bus for the Prophetstown School System, worked at Smith Bank and Trust in Morrison, IL and later worked for Fenn Drug in Prophetstown. However, she is best known for her job as “Nana”, watching her grandchildren. Carole was a member of the First Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School and where she served on several committees within the church. She took great joy in her flower garden, especially her roses and she enjoyed mowing the lawn. Carole cherished spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, Richard; one son, David ( Heather) Minssen of Prophetstown; four grandchildren, Grant, Sydney, Jackson, and Mason Minssen; one sister-in-law, Diane Jones.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, David Renken; one brother-in-law, Richard Jones.
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320 LaFayette Street
Prophetstown, IL 61277
300 W. 3rd Street
Prophetstown, IL 61277
Rock River Hospice and Home
Sterling, IL 61081