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Carole L. Walz -- Stewartville

December 28, 2018 GMT

Carole (Myhre) Walz, 82, of Stewartville, died on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, of natural causes at the Stewartville Care Center, where she had been a resident since 2015.

Carol Louise Myhre was born on Feb. 3, 1936, in Spring Grove, to Oswald and Ruby (Wold) Myhre. She moved with her family as a 5-year-old to Rochester, where she attended school, graduating from Rochester High School in 1954. She then attended Rochester Junior College for two years. She was employed for a few years at IBM in Rochester and then was employed at Waters Connelly Co. and the Rochester Methodist Hospital.

Carole was married on Aug. 17, 1963, in Rochester to Grant Emerson. They lived in Rochester for a number of years and were later divorced.


Carole moved to California, where she met and married Marcus E. Walz on July 5, 1981, in Las Vegas. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Frazier Park, Calif., for a few years before moving to Zeeland, N.D., where they made their home together and lived for many years.

Carole and her husband collected and sold antiques. Mr. Walz died on Dec. 27, 2003. Carole moved to Stewartville in 2009 to live near her family. She enjoyed traveling with Marc, collected antique purses, liked to garden and loved her cats.

Carole is survived by her brother, Thomas (Darlene) Myhre Sr. of rural Stewartville; four nephews, Scott (Sylvia) Myhre, Mark (Sharon) Myhre, Thomas Jr. (Heather) Myhre, and John (Missy) Myhre; and three nieces, Jean Myhre (Larry Madsen), Sonya (Patrick) Mansfield, and Tonya (Kurt) Koehler; her daughter, Ruth Sovell and two grandsons of Shakopee; and many great-nieces and great-nephews. Carole was preceded in death by her husband, Marc; her parents; and her brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Dorothy Myhre.

A time of visitation for family and friends will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville. A private family committal service will take place at a later date in North Dakota. Carol’s family suggests memorials to the Stewartville Care Center.

Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home. Online condolences and memories of Carole are welcome at www.griffin-gray.com.