Carol Ward — Harmony

Carol Elaine Ward, 81, of Harmony, died Monday, March 28, 2016, at Mayo Clinic Hospitals-Saint Marys Campus, Rochester.

Carol was born Dec. 16, 1934, in Harmony, to Edward and Evelyn (Christianson) Kiehne. She attended Vail Country School and graduated from Canton High School. She lived in Rochester for a short time where she worked at Woolworths. On Oct. 10, 1954, she married Walter Ward, Jr. at the Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony. They lived in Burr Oak, Iowa; Newburg, Minn.; and Mabel, before moving to the Canton area. She worked at Control Data in Spring Grove, HECO in Harmony, the Sunshine Place in Harmony, and Center and Main Antique Shop in Harmony.

Carol was a member of Greenfield Lutheran Church and WELCA, and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed going to the Tuesday and Friday coffee groups at the Harmony House and the Wednesday Burr Oak breakfast group, as well as collecting antiques, working on church quilts, and collecting dolls.

Carol is survived by her husband, Walter of Harmony; four children, Gerri Ehler of Harmony, Terri (Tom) Peterson of Burnsville, Minn., Gary (Jackie) Ward of Canton, and Kim (Kevin) Knutson of Burnsville; seven grandchildren, Craig (Michele) Ehler, Eric (Candace) Ehler, Devin (Katelin) Ehler, Joshua (Steph Keller) Peterson, Cole Knutson, Hannah Knutson, and Walker Ward; four great-grandchildren, Tristan, Beatrice, Henry, and Evelyn Ehler; and two sisters, Nelda Bjertness and Marilyn Norton (Frank Ryan, both of Harmony.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Evelyn Kiehne; a daughter, Lori Ann Ward; a brother, Luverne Kiehne; a sister, Diane Torgerson; and dear aunt and uncle, Percy and Esther Steffensrud.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 2, at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony, with the Rev. Rolf Svanoe and James Smedsrud co-officiating. Burial will be in the Greenfield Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the Greenfield Lutheran Church and again one hour prior to services at the church.

Arrangements are entrusted to Mengis Funeral Home, Mabel.