Mass of Christian Burial for Carlene (Swanson) Gatzemeyer, 73, of Bancroft, will be held on July 31 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Bancroft with Reverend Taylor Leffler as celebrant. Burial will be in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery near Bancroft. Memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, July 30 from 5 until 7 p.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Seating for the funeral and prayer service will be socially distanced by household.
Carlene entered into heavenly rest peacefully on July 26, 2020, at her home surrounded by her devoted husband of 50 years, Alan and her loving children.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Alan Gatzemeyer; children, Angie Sanders, Aaron Gatzemeyer, Carrie Ann (Corey) Hoffman, Rachelle Gatzemeyer (Matt Pitzen) and Grant Gatzemeyer; grandchildren, Ellie Sanders, Lucas Sanders, Hailey (Trent) Howley, and great grandson, Marshall; sisters, Kay Wiles and Connie Murphy; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Eva Swanson; brother-in-law, Joe Wiles; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gordon and Hope Gatzemeyer; and numerous aunts and uncles.
Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation.
Stokely Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.