Carol Jean Lingbeck, age 74, of Rochester passed away Monday, May 17, 2021 at Season's Hospice after a courageous battle with cancer.
Carol Jean Jones was born May 28, 1946 in Northfield, MN the youngest child of Floyd and Olive (Sargeant) Jones. She graduated from Grand Meadow High School in 1964. Most of her career was spent at IBM and Wenger Corporation.
In December 1963, she married Bob Olson and they had four children: Shelly, Curt, Sheila and Corey. They were later divorced.
In January 2004, she married the love of her life, Gary Lingbeck. They enjoyed boating in Lake Pepin, golfing, winters in Florida, traveling on several cruises, and spending time with their kids and grandkids. They had many close friends in Minnesota and Florida.
Carol is survived by her husband of 17 years, Gary; four children, Shelly Knudsen of Rochester, Curt (Kathy) Olson of Rochester, Sheila (Chris) Zierke of Baxter, Corey (Annette) Olson of Grand Meadow and one stepson, Brad (Michelle) Lingbeck of Broomfield, CO; 13 grandchildren, Riley (Cole) and Paige Knudsen, Brianna (Hunter) Kraus, Alec and Ashlee Olson, Perry, Brady and Danah Zierke, Blake, Brenn and Isabelle Olson, Annabelle and Jack Lingbeck; one great-grandson, Sebastian Zierke.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents and five siblings.
A visitation will be held Thursday, May 20, at Ranfranz & Vine Funeral Home 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester from 5 pm to 8 pm. A celebration of life will be held Friday, May 21, at 10:30 a.m. also at Ranfranz & Vine, followed by a luncheon. The service will be livestreamed on Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Ranfranzandvine/
Memorials are preferred to Season's Hospice where she served on the Board of Directors for nine years. Season's Hospice was an incredibly special place to Carol.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Lingbeck family; to share a special memory of condolence please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
Rochester, MN 55901
Rochester, MN 55901
Gary and family, so sorry about your loss. Having lost someone we loved to cancer before, we understand the grueling process of living with good and bad news, surgeries, treatments and finally saying the last goodbye. We found some peace in knowing our loved one is no longer in pain and that she is finally resting in peace. It takes time but eventually you get there and rejoice on remembering the good times together. May Carol rest in peace.
Bob & Teri Perez