Carol Holbrook

Born: Mon., Aug. 8, 1949
Died: Fri., Apr. 24, 2020

Drive By Visitation

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Thu., Apr. 30, 2020
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Home

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Carol Vaneta Holbrook, 70, Mankato, died peacefully Friday, April 24, 2020 at MCHS – Mankato surrounded by her family.  In honor of Carol’s love of parades and current circumstances Carol’s family will be waving to guests as they drive by in a parade style visitation around the Woodland Hills Funeral Home building from 2-6 pm on Thursday, April 30, 2020. Please follow the signs at Woodland Hills for directions. You’re encouraged to decorate your car or make signs expressing your love for Carol.  A drive in register book will be available at the end of the loop around Woodland Hills.  In lieu of flowers please share a memory or story of Carol at  Cards may be sent to The Carol Holbrook Family c/o Woodland Hills Funeral Home 1605 W00dland Ave Mankato MN 56001.

Carol was born August 8, 1949 to James Sr and Lorna (Kyrk) Duncan in Pipestone, MN.  She was united in marriage to Thomas Foster, Tom passed away in 1990.  In 1994 she married Dale Holbrook.  Carol worked as a Sales Associate at Jack & Jill for 17 years and at C&S Supply for 16 years.  In her free time she enjoyed baking, dancing, singing, and going for coffee with dear friends.

She is survived by husband Dale Holbrook of Mankato; sister, Lue Mundahl of Pipestone, MN; children, Stacy (Dave) Mason of Cedar Falls, IA, Marinda (Joel) Wolfe of Inver Grove Heights, MN, Nancy Foster of Farmington, UT, and Scott Foster of Edina, MN; grandchildren, Caitlin, Brittany, Ellinore, Rachael, Thomas, Alexis, Molly, and Lily; and great grandchildren, Aubrey and Grayson.

Carol is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Foster; parents; sister, Nancy Sletten; and brothers, James Jr and Albert Duncan

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Stacy Rene Zeigler
   Posted Sun April 26, 2020
Much love to everyone mourning Carol. I loved her so much as an aunt. She always had a warm hug and unlimited smiles to offer. Heaven just got brighter!

Delores Buchholz Hendricks, Mn,
   Posted Sun April 26, 2020
Sorry for your loss.Wish we were closer so we could be in the parade! Hugs to all of you. Your Grandma Lorna and my Mother Mary were cousins. Always thought of Lorna as an Aunt.

Heather Coopman
   Posted Mon April 27, 2020
Dale (Brillo) and family,
Carol was one of a kind! I always looked forward to her bringing the guys out to our reunions and all of the new items she would bring to share at the potluck. She was one of the most caring people I have ever met. The stars are shining brighter because she is part of the big group that look down over us.

Love, prayers & hugs,
Heather Coopman & Family

Beth Andrews
   Posted Mon April 27, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. Carol always had a smile and could get a good laugh from me. I will miss her.

Anna Duncan
   Posted Mon April 27, 2020
I always enjoyed seeing and visiting with Carol at the Duncan gatherings. She was always so enjoyable and lighthearted to visit with. The Duncan clan is really shrinking but it always great to reminisce. I have known her sister Lue since my high school days. Bob and I visited them when Tom was still alive and have seen and visited with Dale a few times. So sorry I missed the visit last summer when Lloyd's and Richard's were here but I had to take time to visit with my son and grandson from Alaska that came at the same time. My husband was Robert and he was the eldest of Douglas Duncan's boys. Blessings to all.

Kim Schorer
   Posted Mon April 27, 2020
My thoughts and prayers to the whole family.
Carol has known me many, many years. She had a huge heart and a smile just as big. She helped me through many tough times, and will be truly missed.

Huge hugs to ALL of the family!!!
With deepest sympathy, Kim

Loree and Dudley Olson
   Posted Mon April 27, 2020
There are so many memories....from Headstart functions to Halloween and New Years perming Wayne and Dudleys hair...countless cups of coffee She was the most loving person. She loved her family like no other. She liked to eat out almost as much as I do...and often saw her at different restaurants.….. we had 40+ years of friendship...all my love to you. Brillo, Stacy, Miranda & Nancy.

Rita Hiniker
   Posted Mon April 27, 2020
To you Foster girls , you know who you are. No matter how much trouble you made for your mother, you know she always loved you. I watched you all grow up to beautiful woman. Mom,Carol is a beautiful and wonderful person. She will always be in all of our hearts. We all have wonderful memories with her. She will always be in mine and our hearts. Love her and miss her. Sorry for your loss, one of your favorite babysitters. Maybe?

Dawn (Stamereilers) Ervin
   Posted Mon April 27, 2020
I cant believe she is gone I loved running into her and just chatting about things she always made my day!! She even was there to talk to when my father passed away she will be deeply missed

Hellen Young
   Posted Tue April 28, 2020
My deepest condolences she was one of my mom's friends she will be missed loved running into her at the store we would talk about mom loved her smile she will be missed

Peggy Black
   Posted Wed April 29, 2020
Carol was the sweetest person that we knew we would always see here and Brillo at Old Country Buffet besides her jobs,gonna miss here take care Brillo😇😇❤❤🦋🦋

Dan Hoehn
   Posted Wed April 29, 2020
I knew Carol about 40 years ago when I worked at a service station on the corner of Belgrade & Center in N. Mankato. She worked across the street at a place that I think was called Pic-n-Pac? which later became a Kwik Trip I think. I went over there a lot for snacks and lunch. Both Carol and her sidekick, Lavern Hunt were very friendly and funny.

Wendy Foster
   Posted Thu April 30, 2020
So sorry to hear about Carol!! Thinking of you and your families!!

Jeff, Wendy, Chad, Chase, Aja and Alex Foster

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