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Carol Garletz

December 24, 1948 — May 9, 2022

Carol passed away on May 9, 2022 at the age of 73 surrounded by loved ones after a courageous battle with cancer. Carol was born in Fairmont to Mark and Ardella Krumholz on December 24, 1948. She graduated from Fairmont High School in 1967. In 1972, Carol married Kim Garletz. The two just celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary in April. Carol made her home in Winnebago where she worked as an optometric assistant for over three decades. Carol and Kim have two children, Annalee and Joe.

Carol loved bonfires, wiener roasts, camping, road trips, reading, and traveling to the mountains or the ocean. Life was an adventure for Carol. Everyone loved to be around Carol and her joyous smile. She has many cousins, all of which she deeply adored. Her granddaughters Grace and Vada were the light of her life.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents Mark and Ardella Krumholz, her sister Connie (Krumholz) Krahmer and brother-in-law Rick Krahmer.

Those left to cherish her memory include husband Kim, daughter Annalee Garletz of St. Louis Park; son Joe (Randi) of Winnebago, granddaughters Grace and Vada; sister Barb (Melvin) Sukalski of Fairmont; brother Gary (Patti) Krumholz of Fairmont; and brother Richard (Holly) Krumholz of Golden, Co; as well as nieces, nephews, and a large extended family.

A visitation will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Winnebago, 127 Main St. N, on Friday, May 13, 2022 from 4-7 pm. There will be a private burial at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Blue Earth United Hospital District – Hospice, or to the Genesis Classical Academy in Winnebago, MN.

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Friday, May 13, 2022

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

First Presbyterian Church

127 Main St N, Winnebago, MN 56098

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