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 Carolyn K “Carol” <I>Walz</I> Leben

Carolyn K “Carol” Walz Leben

Hartington, Cedar County, Nebraska, USA
Death 3 Jun 2012 (aged 69)
Gilbert, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Memorial ID 100000111 · View Source
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Carolyn K Walz was born April 19, 1943 in Hartington, Cedar County, Nebraska, the daughter of August Anton Walz and Mary Elizabeth Fleming Walz. She had 3 sisters; Joann, born 1932, Doris born 1936, and Elizabeth born 1938. Two brothers; Thomas born 1931, and William Patrick born 1934.
Carol's father was employed at the Rexall Drug Store in Hartington. They lived about a block and a half south of the new Holy Trinity School which was completed in about 1949; and the Old Holy Trinity Church, which burned to the ground in 1950. Carol's older sister Elizabeth Walz Polak ( class of 1956 - Holy Trinity High School) reported that she could feel the heat from the 1950 Holy Trinity Church fire at her home.
Carol grew up in Hartington, with her three sisters and two brothers. She attended Holy Trinity Elementary and High School, graduating from Holy Trinity Elementary in 1957 (a member of the first class to graduate from the new Holy Trinity Elementary building); and Holy Trinity High School in 1961. Out of school, she married Valgene Stratman, a classmate from Holy Trinity High School, and they moved to Yankton, S.D. They had two children; Robert and Patrick Stratman. Later Carol and Valgene divorced. In 1990, she married, Carl A. Leben, they lived in Mesa, Ariz., where she purchased, with her husband, a mailing and shipping store; Gilbert Mail, Inc at 745 N Gilbert Road, Gilbert, Az. 85234 Carol and Carl lived at 1442 So Almar Cir, Mesa, Az. 85204. . Carol's family continued to grow with the addition of daughters-in-law and grandchildren. One of Carol's favorite times of the year was the annual sister trip, with her three sisters. Carol was an active and passionate member of her church. She is survived by her husband, Carl A. Leben; sons, Robert Stratman and wife Janet, and Patrick Stratman and wife Carissa; and grandchildren, Jonathan Stratman, Aubrey Stratman and River Stratman.
Carol died June 3, 2012, in Gilbert, Ariz. at the age of 69 years, 1 month and 15 days. Carol was preceded in death by; her father, 1971 her mother, 1976, and brothers Thomas in 1996 and William Patrick in 2003.
Visitation was June 8 at Falconer Funeral Home from Gilbert, Az. which was in charge of the arrangements, Services were at 10:00 AM, June 9 at the Praise and Worship Center, 2551 N Arizona Ave., Chandler, Ariz.
Carol was cremated. It is unknown where Carol's cremains are located.

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  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100000111
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Carolyn K “Carol” Walz Leben (19 Apr 1943–3 Jun 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100000111, ; Maintained by KVJT (contributor 47353882) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.