Funeral Services: Will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the Orient United Methodist Church with burial in the Hill of Zion Cemetery, rural Orient. Pastor Cathy Nutting will officiate the service. A luncheon will be held at her home following the committal services at the cemetery.
Open Visitaiton: Friends may call at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield on Friday, July 18th, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Family Visitation: The family will greet friends on Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield.
Carol Joyce Antisdel was born October 9, 1938, to Claude & Georgia (Bennett) Antisdel in rural Richland, Iowa. She passed away on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Clearview Nursing Home, Clearfield, Iowa, at the age of 75.
Carol attended school in Richland graduating in 1956. After graduation she stayed with her parents to help on the family farm near Richland for a year. She then moved to Des Moines and worked in the mailroom for Bell Telephone. Carol loved school, her friends, basketball and most of all dancing. On March 9, 1958, she married Arden Kramer and resided on the farm in rural Orient (Zion) area. She worked alongside of Arden on the farm and was known as a great cook and usually had a kid or two to take care of during those activities.
Carol enjoyed attending family sporting events and was supportive of her children & grandchildren’s special talents. Sewing, shopping, reading books, playing cards and dancing were some of her favorite pastimes. She was baptized in the Hill of Zion Church, was a member of the Hill of Zion Church and was active in the Zion Evening Circle.
Carol will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She was diagnosed with Parkinson’s several years ago and the past year had become difficult for her. During the past year Carol spent time at Prairie View Assisted Living in Creston and at The Clearview Home in Clearfield. The family was very thankful for all of the great care she received and the people that visited her. Carol was able to spend her last holiday season at home. Her past two birthdays were celebrated with family, friends, classmates and cousins. She had a great time reminiscing.
She was preceded in death by her parents; parents-in-law, A.C. and Anna Kramer; granddaughter, Cassie Christina Kramer; sister, Colleen Johnson; brothers, Doug Antisdel and Gene Antisdel in infancy; granddaughter-in-law, Megan Justice Skellenger; brothers-in-law, Bill Harry and Marvin Johnson.
She is survived by her husband, Arden Kramer of Orient; children Michelle and Curt Downing, Melinda and Doug Skellenger, Michael Kramer, Monty and Sherri Kramer, Melody and Jeff Murphy, Meg and Brian Haines all of the Orient area; grandchildren and great grandchildren, Matthew and Sheryl Downing, Mikaela, Chasse and Chloe, Adam and Heather Downing, Brett Skellenger, Maxwell and Grant, Katie and Brian Coen, Jack, Charlie and Addie, Beau Skellenger, Jennifer and Nathan Katzer and Gavin, Bradley and Becky Kramer, Aubrey and Cooper, Shelby and Reece Kramer, Alexx, Hannah and Abbey Murphy, Maddison, McClain and McCoy Haines; two sisters, Betty Craig and husband Bob of Cedar Rapids and Shirley Harry of Orient; sister-in-law, Twila Kingery and husband Winston of Orient; other relatives and friends.
Meg wrote on facebook Wednesday morning:
Yesterday late afternoon my mom passed away. Although I will miss her so much, I pray that she can now see clearly, not shake and I hope she is jitterbugging with the angels. Love and miss you mom.