Carolyn I. Krambeer, 73, of Cresco, Iowa, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the Evans Home in Cresco.

She was born Aug. 11, 1939, in Los Angeles and grew up in Southeast Minnesota. On Dec. 15, 1956, she married Lawrence H. Krambeer Jr. in Wilmington Lutheran Church, Spring Grove.

Carolyn and Larry were long-time Winneshiek County farmers. Carolyn also worked as a nurse's aide - first at the Aase Haugen Home in Decorah and later at the Evans Home in Cresco, which she retired from.

She was a member of the Orleans Lutheran Church where she was a lector and active in its ladies circles, altar guild and the prayer shawl ministry. She also was active as a volunteer in the community.

She had a green thumb when it came to caring for her houseplants and her gardening. Carolyn also enjoyed playing cards, her pet dog, Benji, and cat, Squeaker.

Survivors include four sons, Curtis (Phyllis) Krambeer of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Keith (Catherine) Krambeer of Littleton, Colo., Steve Krambeer of Cresco and Daniel Krambeer of Cresco; seven grandchildren, Christopher Wade, Samantha Soenksen, Elizabeth Krambeer, Eli Krambeer, Jonathon Krambeer, Tiffany Krambeer and Neal Krambeer; a sister, Arlene (Vern) Schueler of Winona; and three half-brothers, Lucio, Frank and Donny (Linda) La Forgia all of New York City.

She was further survived by three sisters-in-law, Dolores Hughes of Frankville, Iowa, Shirley (Homer) Evert of Newmarket, N.H., Nona (Wayne) Stone of Lansing, Iowa; and five brothers-in-law, Gordon (Mary) Krambeer Hiawatha, Iowa, Tom (Darla) Krambeer of Lawrence Kans., Ned (Peg) Krambeer, Dennis (Peg) Krambeer, Jerry (Janice) Krambeer of Decorah, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1988; a son, Brian in 1983; a brother, Alfred La Forgia; and Dick Hughes, Ron and Carol Krambeer.

Funeral services were May 13 at the Orleans Lutheran Church, rural Cresco with Pastor Michael Massa officiating. Interment followed at Orleans Lutheran Cemetery.

The Lindstrom Funeral Home in Cresco assisted the family with arrangements.