Carol Memorial Service

The obituary published in the Hendersonville Times and the Lafayette Journal Courier was:

Carol Liedl, age 68, died of complications from a stroke that followed surgery. She was born and raised in Chicago, IL. After graduating from Luther College in Decorah, IA, with dual majors in English and Business, Carol worked as a department store buyer in Minneapolis, MN where she met her husband-to-be. Once married, she moved to West Lafayette, IN where she supported her graduate student husband as a cataloger for the Purdue University libraries. While rearing two daughters, she served on the boards of many community organizations such as the Public Library and the Girl Scouts. Carol earned her master's degree in education while working for the Tippecanoe County Historical Association, fostering educational programs. She was always active in the arts, especially in watercolor painting, quilting and the needle arts, for which she was a certified teacher. Carol and her husband designed their retirement home around her arts and moved to Hendersonville in 1999.  She is greatly missed by her husband Jerry, daughter Barbara of Charleston WV, daughter Janice, son-in-law Michael and two granddaughters, Eleanor and Constance, of Sudbury, ON, Canada.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to Luther College, 700 College Dr.,

Decorah, IA, 52101.

A memorial service will be held at Grace Lutheran, date to be announced.

Memorial Service was held on May16, 2003

A special booklet was designed for the service:

-----Front Cover----

Celebration of the Life of

Carol Liedl

Born:  April 14, 1934 to Walter and Gunda Lee

DIED:     April 2, 2003 in Hendersonville, NC

Daughter - Wife – Mother – Teacher - Friend

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                             Carol, the two year old                                                                                                           Carol, the quilter


Education: 1947 -Reinberg Jr High School in Chicago, IL

                Studied art at the Chicago Art Institute

                1951 - Foreman High School in Chicago, IL

                1955 – Luther College, BA degree, dual majors in Business & English and minors in French and Philosophy

                1968 – Purdue University, MS in Education

Family: Married Gerald Liedl in 1957 in Minneapolis, MN

                Children: Barbara Liedl of Dunbar, WV

Janice Myatt of Sudbury, ONT, Canada married to Michael with two daughters: Eleanor and Constance

Employment: Buyer for Donaldson’s Dept store in Mpls

                Librarian (cataloger)-Purdue Univ. Libraries

                Docent- Tippecanoe County Historical Assn

                Instructor in Needlearts – self employed

Interests: History- local through world and art history             

                Genealogy – pursed family history over lifetime

                Needle Arts – avid student and certified teacher

Art – pursued range of pen/ink and water color with love of nature and old buildings.

Quilting – addicted student of all types of piecing with major interest in color/design.

Community Activities: Girl Scouts – leader/board member

                Tippecanoe County Historical Society – docent

                West Lafayette Public Library – board member

                Church School – superintendent



Memorial Service

Grace Lutheran Church, Hendersonville, NC

May 16, 2003

Hymn 352 (Green Hymnal) verses 1-4

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

The Blessing

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the source of all mercy and the God of all consolation.

He comforts us in all our sorrows so that we can comfort others in their sorrows with the consolation we ourselves have received from God.

St. Paul writes . . . When we were baptized in Christ Jesus, we were baptized into his death. We were buried therefore with him by Baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might live a new life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. Romans 6: 3-5

The Prayer of Thanksgiving and Consolation

Let us pray . . . 0 God of grace and glory, we remember before you today our sister, Carol. We thank you for giving her to us to know and to love as a companion in our pilgrimage on earth. In your boundless compassion, console us who mourn. Give us your aid, so we may see in death the gate to eternal life, that we may continue our course on earth in confidence until, by your call, we are reunited with those who have gone before us: through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Twenty‑Third Psalm (in unison)

A Reading from Old Testament .................. Job 19:25‑27a

A Reading from the Gospels……………....John 14:1-6

Reflections and Homily

Apostle's Creed (in unison)


Nearer My God to Thee

The Prayers

Everlasting Father, with reverence and affection we remember before you this day your servant Carol. In her baptism you gave her a new birth, and through this life, you entrusted her to us for a time that seems too short. As we thank you for the life we shared, help us now to release her to your mighty keeping. Lord, in your mercy . . . hear our prayer.

Almighty God, may your never‑failing love sustain Carol throughout her days. Grant us grace to entrust her eternally to this same never‑failing love. Receive her into the arms of your mercy, and remember her according to the favor you bear for your people. Lord, in your mercy . . . hear our prayer.


Gracious Lord, console us who morn and grant us a sure confidence in your loving care. Help us to cast all our sorrows upon you, that we may know the consolation of your love. Lord, in your mercy . . . hear our prayer.

Give us courage and faith, that we may have strength to meet the days ahead. Lord, in your mercy . . . hear our prayer.

0 Lord, grant us hope: hope that brings comfort in the days that lie before us, and hope that stirs in each of us the joyful expectation of eternal life with those we love. Lord, in your mercy . . . hear our prayer.

0 Most Loving Father, you bid us to give thanks for all things. You want us to fear nothing except losing you. You encourage us to lay upon you all our cares. Grant that no clouds in this mortal life may hide from us the light of your immortal love shown through your dear Son. Lord, in your mercy . .hear our prayer.

Lord, we are still in our pilgrimage. We walk as yet by faith. In the midst of things we cannot fully understand, help us to believe and trust in the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, and the resurrection to life everlasting. Lord, in your mercy . . . hear our prayer.

Almighty Lord, the generations rise and pass away before you. You are the strength of those who labor: you are the rest of the blessed dead. We rejoice in the company of your saints. We remember all who have lived in faith, all who have peacefully died, and especially those most dear to us who rest in you... Give us in time our portion with those who have trusted in you and have striven to do your holy will. To your name, with the Church on earth and the Church in heaven, we ascribe all honor and glory, now and forever. Amen.

Lord’s Prayer

The Commendation

Into your hands, 0 merciful Savior, we commend your servant, Carol. Acknowledge, we humbly beseech you, a sheep of your own fold, a lamb of your own flock, a sinner of your own redeeming. Receive her into the arms of your mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of all the saints in light. Amen.

Hymn 448 (Green Hymnal) verses 1-4

Amazing Grace


All are invited to view the columbarium/memorial gardens where Carol’s ashes are interred.

A reception will follow at the clubhouse in Carriage Park. Please join us.



                                   Columbarium                                                                            Carol’s Nitch                     




Reception Held at Carriage Park Clubhouse




Displays of Carol's crafts at the Clubhouse for the reception - baskets, paintings, quilts, and needlearts.



                    People enjoying snacks at reception                                                            The Family Janice - Jerry - Barbara



                       The girls - Melissa and Jackie                                Tom Thomas (graduate school friend) and Sue Scholer (West Lafayette friend)