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Carolyn Stammeyer
June 25, 1951 - March 14, 2020

Carolyn Stammeyer, 68, of Oelwein passed away Saturday, March 14, 2020.  Services will be private.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Oelwein Public Library. 

Carolyn Kay Stammeyer was born June 25, 1951 in Centerville, Iowa to parents Carroll and Kathryn (McNeal) Beem.  She graduated from Ames High School with the class of 1969.  She then attended the Iowa State University, graduating in 1973.  On November 24, 1973 she was united in marriage with Frank Stammeyer in Ames, Iowa. Carolyn worked with the Oelwein Community School District for 33 years. During her tenure she worked as a para-educator with special education, advised the high school yearbook, Public Relations director, and ended working as an English teacher at the middle school, retiring in 2013.

During her free time she enjoyed reading, spending time with her friends, and spoiling her granddaughters.  One of her greatest passions was being able to be their first teacher by reading to them every chance she had.  Throughout her life she was active in Beta Sigma Phi, P.E.O., Faith Family and Friends, Tuesday Tourists and a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

Left to celebrate Carolyn’s life are her husband Frank; her Son Ben (Amy) Stammeyer of Coralville; her grandchildren: Jordyn and Emma Stammeyer; her brother Jack Beem of Las Cruces, NM; her step-brothers: Larry (Charlene) Carsrud of Nevada, IA and Ron (Nikki) Carsrud of Cornville, AZ and dear friends Tom and Karen Farmer of Oelwein.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her step-mother Darlene Beem.


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Patrick Scully on March 28, 2020 at 10:36 AM said:

Frank, Ben, and the whole family, I was so sorry to hear of Carolyn's passing. She was a great mentor and I valued every opportunity she made available to me in high school. She will be greatly missed. My prayers are with all of you.
Joy & Eugene Purdy on March 23, 2020 at 10:42 AM said:

Frank, Ben, and family,
We are so sad to hear of Carolyn's passing. Please remember you will be in our prayers in the days, weeks, and months to come.
Dana, Diann, Dustin & Derek Smith on March 20, 2020 at 7:09 PM said:

So sorry for your loss. She was a special teacher in the Oelwein Community School district.
Lee Ann & Doug Bulman on March 19, 2020 at 8:06 AM said:

We were so very sorry to hear about Carolyn. She was a very sweet lady. We will be thinking of you, Ben, and family during this difficult time.
Elaine and Miron Walker on March 19, 2020 at 7:19 AM said:

So sorry. Carolyn was a lovely person. Thinking of you.
Roger Beane on March 18, 2020 at 8:51 AM said:

I enjoyed being on the Middle School staff with Carolyn. She was a very good teacher,fun to work with. So sorry for the loss to all the family. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Doug and Debbie Nuss on March 17, 2020 at 6:02 PM said:

Frank and family -just wanted to let you know you are in our thoughts, Carolyn fought a good fight and will be greatly missed. She is at peace and painfree now- soaring around heaven! Now she will be watching over you!
Once again - our deepest sympathy! Doug and Debbie Nuss
Sara Fuelling on March 17, 2020 at 5:34 PM said:

Caroline was always an excellent teacher and friend. I am so sorry that the last few years have been so difficult for all of you. I was fortunate to have shared better time with her, and I'm better for having known her.
Sheryl Gosse on March 16, 2020 at 8:17 PM said:

Thinking of Frank, Ben & family. Carolyn is now at peace. I got to know Carolyn/Frank thru their printing bus.on the hill, I worked in another office same building then. Cherish your memories you all shared many years. Be close to family always.
Lori Leo on March 16, 2020 at 7:23 PM said:

Carolyn was a great co-worker with a great attitude. I can see her smile and hear her little chuckle. It’s been a rough road these last years and I hope all can find peace in all the wonderful memories.
Anonymous on March 16, 2020 at 7:16 PM said:

So sorry to hear of Carolyn’s passing. You all suffered much after her accident. God bless
Missy Fauser on March 16, 2020 at 6:19 PM said:

Carolyn was always so kind to me and so thoughtful. I remember working for her and Frank at the commercial printing business one summer and she was very patient with me as I was trying to learn the ropes. I asked her to write a letter of recommendation for me when the summer was over. I will never forget reading it and seeing a myself through her eyes as a capable, intelligent, and caring young woman. It was at a time when I needed words of encouragement and it filled my heart with warmth. When I think about the strong female role models in my life while I was growing up, Carolyn is one of the first that come to mind for me. It was always wonderful to talk with her about books and education. When I was older and would come home for the Holidays during my many years of college and post graduate education, I could always tell that she was genuinely interested in hearing about my studies and I always appreciated her encouraging words as I moved forward. I am thankful that she was my Godmother and a part of my life.
Larry and Charlene Carsrud on March 16, 2020 at 4:16 PM said:

Carolyn was a special part of our lives and family.
She was an inspiration to us all and we will miss her presence. She is at peace now with her Lord and will be watching over us all.
Kevin and Valerie Stickel on March 16, 2020 at 4:08 PM said:

Sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Danny and Carol Stammeyer on March 16, 2020 at 3:59 PM said:

May the peace of Christ be with you Frank and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
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