Carol Zobeck

carol zobeck
Carol L. Zobeck, age 78, of Elma, IA passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at her home with her family by her side. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 AM on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Immaculate Conception Church in Elma with Father Jerry Kopacek celebrating the mass. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:30-11:30 on Thursday prior to the funeral mass. PLEASE JOIN THE FAMILY VIA CONWAY-MARKHAM FUNERAL HOME’S FACEBOOK PAGE. Burial will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be left at Memorials may be directed to St. Croix Hospice, and the Oncology Departments at Mayo Health Systems and MercyOne North Iowa. Carol Louise was born January 19, 1943 in a race to beat a blizzard. She was the daughter of Vincent and Amelia (Chihak) Lentz. Carol was a 1961 graduate of Crestwood High School. It was during her high school years that she met and fell in love with David Zobeck. However, shortly after high school, Carol left home to Fort Dodge to help her older sister, Bev as her family began. The couple was reunited in 1962 when Carol returned to Elma. On February 9, 1963, the couple was united in marriage at Immaculate Conception Church in Elma. Together they welcomed five boys, Mark, Mike, Steve, Warren, and Jesse. Carol worked at Colonial Manor for 37 years, retiring in 2019. Carol was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and an active member of the Rosary Society. In her down time, she enjoyed gardening, visiting with her friends and family. She and David enjoyed traveling and sharing time with their children, grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Those left to cherish Carol’s memory are her husband of 58 years, David Zobeck of Elma; her sons, Mark Zobeck of North Liberty, IA, Mike (Lisa) Zobeck of Mesa, AZ, Steve (Brenda) Zobeck, also of Mesa, AZ, Warren Zobeck of Golden, CO and Jesse (Kaarem) Zobeck of Denver, CO; her grandchildren, Zach, Anna, Bryan, Connor, Austin, Nathan, Stella, and Nick; her sisters, Beverly Beam of Fort Dodge, IA and Janet Schroeder of Long Beach, CA; her favorite pup, Auggie and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Louis (Kay) Lentz; her brothers-in-law, Phillip Beam and Ron Schroeder; and several nieces and nephews.

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  1. Carol was an absolutely wonderful person. I have fond memories of working with Carol at Colonial Manor. Deepest sympathy to David, their sons, and families.

  2. Dave and family, Please accept our sincerest sympathies. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Wayne & Pat Arnold

  3. Deepest Sympathy to Dave and family! Carol was a lovely lady and I have fond memories of working with her at Conway’s IGA when I was in high school!! So sorry to hear this news.

  4. I’ve been praying for Carol. May she be gathered into the arms of our Savior, and the Holy Spirit bring peace and consolation to Dave and the family. 🙏

  5. My prayers and sympathy go iut to all of Carol’s family at this time of sorrow. God has gained another special angel in heaven.

  6. Sending our deepest sympathy to the entire Zobeck family. Carol was such a wonderful friend, neighbor and co-worker. Thinking of the countless memories our families have shared through the years and keeping you all close in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  7. Carol was such a sweet and humorous lady. She always knew how to have a good time. She was definitely the queen in her house with all those boys. She will definitely be missed. David, Mark, Mike, Steve, Warren and Jess may God protect you through these tough days. Janet Willadsen

  8. Dave & family, So sorry to learn of Carol’s passing. Sending our sincere sympathy. Another angel in Heaven. RIP Carol. Marilyn(Swehla)Koelling

  9. Mike and the Zobeck Family, I am saddened your Mom has passed away. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. I am so sorry for your loss. In My Thoughts Theresa

  10. My condolences to the Zobeck family. Occasionally saw Carol when I was home for a visit….she always had a warm smile:) Sincerely, Teri (Murphy) Popko

  11. Our deepest sympathy to Dave and family. What a wonderful lady Carol was. Louise Heying Cutsforth and Leroy Cutsforth

  12. From The Gillespie’s and The Armstrong’s Gary – Jill – Josh – Gina -and Alexis. with all our Sympathy.

  13. In my years of working with Carol at Colonial Manor (bless her for putting up with us high school girls & our craziness) she was always such a light. She was so funny! Carol was one of the top 3 things I missed when I left that job. A few years after I left, my mom took a job there so I still got to hear Carol stories & see her every now & again, until my mom retired. You have my deepest sympathies. I pray your memories with her will warm your heart. Kate (Roethler) Dieterich

  14. My sympathy to the Zobeck family. Cherish and hold dear all of the good times and they will comfort you. So sorry for your loss of a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. With sympathy, Amy Jacoby Stephenson

  15. So sorry to hear of Carol’s passing!!! My sincere sympathy to Dave and Mark, Mike, Steve, Warren and Jesse!! Carol sure was a very nice person!!! Colleen Murphy Kenealy

  16. With deepest sympathy to Dave and family. In the summer of 2019 I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I received a very nice card and a letter from Carol wishing me the best and to stay optimistic and positive. This card and letter meant a lot to me and I still have it. Carol was a very kind, considerate, caring, and loving person. She and her family will be in my prayers. And, yes, I continue to follow her advise. Thanks Carol.

  17. I enjoyed visiting with Carol when the guys had the band. Carol was a good lady who seems to have gone too soon! God take care of all of you! Gail and Joyce Ives

  18. Our condolences from Chad, Theresa and Casey Tierney. We all have a lot of fond memories of Carol growing up in all of those dance halls. Prayers to the rest of the family.

  19. Sending our deepest sympathy to Dave and the family on the loss of Carol. So sorry for this huge void in your lives. She was such a kind and gentle lady. Hold onto the good times and happy memories.

  20. Thoughts and prayers to the Zobeck family during this difficult time. Such a sweet lady always had a smile on her face. May she rest in peace. Carrie Jacoby Zweibohmer, David and Hayley


  22. To Dave and his family Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Carol was a help to my mother when in the nursing home, and she will be sorely missed. With our deepest condolences mike and Annemarie showalter.

  23. So sorry for your loss. Sending my thoughts and prayers for the Zobeck family during this very difficult time.🙏🙏🙏 She was a such kind lady and will be so missed by many that knew her.

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