Carol Ann Steoger, 80, passed away on June 9, 2020, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, Iowa, surrounded by her loving family. A drive-through memorial visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Slater, Iowa. A private family memorial service will be held with burial to follow at Slater Cemetery in Slater, Iowa.
Carol was born on September 29, 1939, to John and Margaret (Bergmann) Warnke. She attended a one-room schoolhouse through middle school and then went to Waverly High School where she graduated with the class of 1957. Carol made a career of helping others in various administrative roles including employment at Farm Bureau, Ames Laboratory, Department of Transportation, and Shazam, Inc. Prior to her retirement, Carol worked at Orchard Place (PACE) as an administrative assistant. Carol had one daughter, Cindi (Boorom) Zimmermann. Carol was also incredibly involved in WomenHeart, establishing the local support group, where she advocated and taught many about heart disease in women. Carol married Don Steoger on April 15, 2014. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Slater, Iowa. Carol loved spending time with her family, going to her granddaughters' and Don's grandchildren's events, traveling with Don, and going to car shows.
Those left to cherish Carol's loving memory are her husband Don Steoger; daughter Cindi (Rick) Zimmermann; granddaughters Maggie and Rachel Zimmermann; Don's daughters Michelle (Jonathan) Capers and Jill (Nick) Smith and families; brother Ron (Nancy) Warnke; sister Sandy Bacich; nieces and nephews; and friends whom Carol loved as family.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law Tom Bacich.
Memorial contributions in Carol's name may be directed to: WomenHeart the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, 1100 17th Street NW, suite 500, Washington DC, 20036, or online at https://www.womenheart.org.
Fredregill Funeral & Cremation Care has been entrusted with the care of Carol and her family.
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Carol was a caring and loving lady. She was a second mom to me in high school. She had a wonderful daughter that happened to be one of the dearest best friends a girl could ever have. I would go to Cindi's on the weekends and I always felt like part of the family. I got to catch up with her in later years, going to her granddaughters sporting events. My love goes out to her family.
My deepest sympathy for the loss of Carol -
Her cousin - Jann Warnke
I remember Carol from a few WomenHeart meetings. She was so friendly & welcoming with a great sense of humor. We will miss her. My condolences to her family.
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