Carol Frees

Carol Ann Jensen Frees was born July 16, 1947, in Davenport to Carl and Elaine Grimm Jensen. She was a 1965 graduate of Northeast High School in Goose Lake. She attended the University of Iowa, where she studied horticulture. Carol was licensed in insurance and real estate, working in the surrounding communities. She married Lawrence A. Frees on Nov. 23, 1968, in Clinton. The couple were blessed with two daughters. Larry preceded Carol in death Dec. 8, 2007.

She had a great love for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Carol carved hundreds of crosses, which she would hand out to others with a blessing. She enjoyed music, playing guitar, giving lessons, writing songs and publishing them. Carol loved flowers, stained glass work, and most of all, spending time with her family.

Surviving are two daughters, Carrie A. Clark-Hanrahan, of Wheatland, and Krista R. Berns, of Mitchellville; four grandchildren, Lawren, Laynie, Kaytland "Tator" and Tucker; six great-grandchildren, Cameron, Kamron, Aaliyah, Kayleigh, Natileigh and Avreé; three siblings, Eileen Jensen-Burnham, of South Glens Falls, New York; Emily (Gary) Jensen-Krambeck, of Calamus; and Patsy Jensen-Dunn of Ainsworth; and nieces and nephews. 

Preceding Carol in death, in addition to her husband, were her parents; a granddaughter, Caylee; and a brother, Carl Jensen Jr.

The family will receive friends at Grace Lutheran Church in DeWitt from 10 until a service at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10. The Rev. Eric Obermann will officiate.

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Arrangements are in the care of Schultz Funeral Home in DeWitt.