Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1330 13th St., Moline. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Entombment will be at Moline Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.
Carol was born on June 9, 1936, in Moline, the daughter of Charles and Lucille Hoff Axel. She married Frederick W. Larsen on Dec. 23, 1955, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Moline. He preceded her in death on Dec. 31, 2011.
Carol graduated from Moline High School in 1954, she then graduated from Black Hawk College, received her bachelor's degree from Marycrest College and her master's degree from Western Illinois University.
Carol was employed with the Davenport Schools working as a teacher and librarian at Grant Elementary, retiring in 1993. She was a member of the Retired Iowa Teachers Association, King's Daughters, Trinity Lutheran Church and the Anna Unit. Carol enjoyed taking part in the Friday Night Club. She loved shopping in Chicago, traveling to Florida, California and Lake Geneva where she enjoyed the beach.
Carol faithfully attended her grandchildren's sporting events and above all treasured spending time with her beloved friends and family.
In her memory, her sons and their families would like to carry on her longtime holiday traditions.
Survivors include her sons, Fritz (Annette) Larsen, Moline, Chris (Lorri) Larsen, Moline, Timothy (Julie) Larsen, Moline; grandchildren, Anne, Jen, Christopher and Josh; sister, Joan (Ed) Seefeldt, Sun City West, Ariz.; sisters-in-law, Judy Axel, Ocean View, Del., Adda Larsen, Albuquerque, N.M., and Rhoda (Ralph) Nelsen, Albuquerque; several nieces and nephews; and special life-long friends, Barbara Carr and Beverly Ward. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, John Axel.
A special thank you to her home healthcare providers, who allowed her to stay in her home, Kathy, Michelle, Nancy and Sharon.
Online condolences may be left for the family by visiting her obituary at www.esterdahl.com.