Carol M. Jirak

carol jirak
Carol M. Jirak, age 64, of New Hampton, IA died on Sunday, December 28, 2008 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, MN. Carol May Schwickerath was born on April 2, 1944 to Louis and Orella (Stansberry) Schwickerath on the family farm near New Hampton. Carol graduated from New Hampton High School in 1962. She attended beauty school and operated her own beauty shop in Lawler for several years. Later she received her associates degree from Calmar. Carol was united in marriage on January 6, 1968 in New Hampton to David Jirak. The couple then resided on a farm north of Lawler until their divorce. Carol then moved into New Hampton where she has lived ever since. Carol enjoyed crafts, playing cards, visiting with friends and family and spending time with her grandchildren. Carol was a member of St. Josephs Center-Holy Family Parish. Carol is survived by her four children Tina (Tim) Orvis of Lawler, IA, Mark Jirak of Shell Rock, IA, Tony Jirak of Lawler, IA and Mary Jo Jirak of Austin, MN; three grandchildren Taylor Jirak, Ethan Orvis and Jonah Orvis; a sister Ardel (John) Boyle of Elma, IA; a brother Gerald (Janet) Schwickerath of Mora, NM; a sister-in-law Louise Schwickerath of New Hampton, IA; several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; a daughter-in-law Jill; a grandson Kane; a brother John Schwickerath. Cemetery: Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at New Hampton. Visitation: Visitation will be 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in New Hampton with a 4:30pm Rosary and a Scriptural Wake Service at 5:30pm. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Service: Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30am on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph Catholic Church in New Hampton, Iowa with Father Carl Schmitt as celebrant.

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  1. We are sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. We are wintering in Mesa, Az and can’t be there with you at this difficult time but know that we are there in prayer and spirit for all of you.

  2. Family of Carol Jirak,
    Sorry to hear of Carol’s leaving us. I am in Rock Falls, Illinois with Glenda and my Grandaughter Dawn and family. You are in my thoughts & prayers.
    Virginia Blietz Kotz

  3. My prayers are with you. Many fond memories of our high school years together, class of 1962. I will always remember Carol as soft spoken, kind, caring, always a smile. May the peace and comfort of Jesus be with you. Marge Roethler Zipse.

  4. Tina and Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that we’ll be praying for you that God will give you peace and comfort and that you feel Him wrapping His loving arms around you.

    Brenda and Neil

  5. We’re in Buffalo NY area, can’t make the service(s)… you are loved and missed by us here. Jim and Bethel Lehmann

  6. you have are deepest sympathy I have some good memorys of her when i was a kid and i’ll hold on to them The lord has a plan for eveything that happens wheather it is happy or sad day so hold on to the happy days to help you get through the hard time

  7. Jirak family,
    We were saddened to hear of Carol leaving this world and we remembered the good times on the Ridge we shared growing up–church and family gatherings at your homes.
    May the good memories continue to be with you and you live with Carol spirit and zest for life.

  8. Just want all of you to know that i love Carol with all my heart amd soul. She was one of my best friends. Your Mother was one of the best women on this face of the Earth. You are all so very lucky to have her for a mom. I was cause shes mys best friend…. May God Bless You all.
    p.s. I was at the visitation but just keep thinking of her.
    I Love Her so Much and Miss her

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