|Carol Swenson Peck
December 20, 1923–November 1, 2008
|Carol (Swenson) Peck, 84, of Fort Collins, Colorado, and formerly of Olin, died Saturday, November 1, 2008, at Columbine Care Center West in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 7, 2008 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Olin, Iowa, with Pastor Pat Slater officiating. Visitation as held from 4–7 p.m., Thursday, November 6, at Lahey Funeral Home in Olin, Iowa. Burial was at Olin Cemetery, Olin, Iowa.
Carol was born December 20, 1923 in Olin, Iowa to Eva (Easterly) and Michael Swenson. Carol grew up on a dairy farm. She attended schools in Olin, Iowa. After graduating from Olin High School, Carol attended the University of Northern Iowa where she obtained a degree in Elementary teaching. On October 13, 1946, she was united in marriage to Donald D. Peck. The two attended school together from elementary school through high school, but they did not fall in love until Donald's return from WWII. Carol and Don have three children. Carol worked as an elementary school teacher in Cedar Rapids for seven years. She also was a substitute teacher in Des Moines Public Schools. After their children were born she stopped teaching to raise her family.
Carol was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Des Moines, where she was a Stephen Minister. She also was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Fort Collins. In their retirement years Carol and Don loved to travel. Carol had a great love for life, learning and teaching.
Carol is survived by her daughter Holly Sue Pierce of Fort Collins; sons Joel (Toni) Peck of St. Charles, Illinois and Kurt (Julia) Peck of Morristown, Arizona; grandchildren, Joy (Derek) Decker, Matthew Pierce, Laura Sue Pierce, Valerie (Sam) Hartman, Natalie (Bob) Button, and Travis Peck; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Charlotte Klatt of Clarence, Iowa and Beverly Rohwedder of Olin, Iowa; and a sister-in-law, Betty Petersen of Wyoming, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Donald Dean Peck, and a brother Lowell Swenson.
Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
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