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Carlene Marie Nothwehr

February 7, 1946 - September 11, 2019
From: Peterson and Arnolds Park, IA
Carlene Marie Nothwehr

Carlene Marie Nothwehr

Born: February 7, 1946
Died: September 11, 2019
Age: 73

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Please make the memorials payable to:
The Estate of Carlene Nothwehr
c/o Robin Singer
408 12th Avenue SW
LeMars, IA 51031

     Carlene Marie Nothwehr, the daughter of Carl and Shirley (Bruner) Struve, was born February 7, 1946 in Sioux Rapids, Iowa. Carlene was baptized on October 6, 1946 and later confirmed at the United Methodist Church in Peterson.  She was raised in Peterson and graduated from Sioux Valley High School in Peterson in 1964 as valedictorian of her class.  Following high school, she attended business school for a short time.

     She married Wendell Nothwehr on June 13, 1965 at the United Methodist Church in Peterson.  Following their marriage, they farmed on their farm side by side for many years.  Carlene was considered the “Domestic Engineer” of her household and also worked at a nursing home in Spirit Lake and worked part time for WalMart for 22 years.  She was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Peterson where she taught Sunday school and was Bible School Superintendent.  She also was chairperson for the Pastoral relations committee and the funeral committee.  Carlene was also active with the American Legion and carried the flag for over 40 years.  She was president of the American Legion Auxilliary, president of the Peterson School Board, president of the PeeWee Baseball and Softball League and was secretary/treasurer of the Brooke Memorial ball field.  She was appointed to the Governor’s Committee and was recognized by the Governor for her school board contributions.  She worked the Chili Feed for the Boy Scouts and organized the soup/cornbread supper for the American Legion.  In her spare time, she enjoyed traveling, dancing and watersports activities.  Most of all, she enjoyed attending all of her grandchildren’s events, attending family holiday activities, grandma and grandpa trips and following the Midlife Crisis Group.

     Carlene passed away at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the age of 73.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Wendell.

     Left to cherish her memory are her four children: Carla (Mark) Richardson of Rapid City, SD, Rodney (Teresa) Nothwehr of Storm Lake, IA, Robin (Rick) Singer of LeMars, IA and Paula (Marty) Rolfes of Redfield, IA; 9 grandchildren; two sisters: Cheryl Christensen of Omaha, NE and Sandra (Mike) Lowe of Panora, IA; three brothers: Carl, Jr. (Pam) Struve of Rolfe, IA, Claude (Nancy) Struve of Sheldon, IA and William (Cheryl) Struve of Noblesville, IN; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Monday, September 16, 2019 at the United Methodist Church in Peterson.
Pastor Michael Hyde
(Carlene's Grandchildren)
Ashley Richardson
Emily Nothwehr
McKenzie Richardson
Alex Singer
Bryan Singer
Jacob Singer
Megan Rolfes
Justin Rolfes
Nicole Rolfes

All of her many friends she has met throughout the years.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8:00 P.M., Sunday with the family present at the Warner Funeral Home in Peterson.
"America the Beautiful"

"Amazing Grace"
"One Day At A Time"

"My Way" - Frank Sinatra/
"In The Garden"/Anne Murray

"Precious Lord, Take My Hand"
St. John's Cemetery
Rural Peterson, Iowa

A lunch and time of fellowship will be held immediately following the services at the church.


Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 12:13 PM
“Paula, Carla, Robin and Rod--I have many fond memories of your mom and your family! I'm sorry to hear of her passing. Sending hugs from my family to yours.”
- Jill (Brees) Barr
Monday, September 16, 2019 at 11:55 AM
“Dear Family,
We were so sorry to hear of Carlene passing away.
We first got to know her and Windell from eating at different places at the lake.
Then later at the dances..
What a very nice couple.
Prayers for all,
Roger and Jackie Mann
- Jackie Mann
Monday, September 16, 2019 at 8:35 AM
“May you have many wonderful memories of Carlene. My sympathies to the whole family. Claudia
- Claudia (Althoff) Seavert
Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 9:38 AM
“I am so sorry to hear about Carlene’s passing. I meet your Mom at the lakes and ran into her from time to time. Great lady, she shared about her family. And I remember her telling about the trip she went on with a broken foot. She will be missed. My sympathy ”
- Deb Wilcox
Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 10:32 AM
“We are so very sorry to hear of Carlene's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.. She was a nice lady and we enjoyed working with her at Walmart.”
- Bob and Rita Reimers
Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 7:43 AM
“We’re are so sorry to hear about Carlene! Our hearts go out to the families! What a wonderful lady, ”
- Jeff and Lynn Scharn
Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 7:43 AM
“Carlene was a dear friend growing up and god mother to my daughter Suzanne Marie- RIP dear Heart, the world is diminished by your passing. Hugs Roxanne Berg Grona ”
- Roxanne Grona
Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 7:43 AM
“So sorry to hear of the passing of Carlene. Carlene and I had a special friendship throughout our grade school years in Peterson and high school years at Sioux Valley. We did many things together and made many great memories. My condolences go out to her family and know that my thoughts and prayers are with them as they go through this very difficult time. May God bless all of you and may your memories of your mom help you throughout the coming days.”
- Pat Fondroy (Plagman)
Friday, September 13, 2019 at 5:00 PM
“Prayers for the family. Losing a parent/grandparent is always difficult.”
- Barb Erickson
Friday, September 13, 2019 at 5:00 PM
“I am sorry to hear of the passing of Carlene. She was a great person. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.”
- John Roberts
Friday, September 13, 2019 at 5:00 PM
“To Carlene's family:
What a joy it was to get to know Carlene. I first met Carlene when I returned to Northwest Iowa for the class reunion of Wendell's class. What a beautiful lady she was and such fun to be with. Enjoyed her convertible and the times she spent showing us around Okoboji. She also was such a delight to keep in touch with me and share the happenings of the Brooke and Peterson community. Prayers to her family. Evelyn Ness Bollinger”
- Evelyn A. Bollinger
Friday, September 13, 2019 at 5:00 PM
“We sorry to learn of Carlene’s passing. We had many good laugh with she and Wendell over the years! She will be missed by many. ”
- Greg & Laurie Anliker
Friday, September 13, 2019 at 7:59 AM
“So sorry for your loss. I will be thinking of you all. It's hard to loose a parent, sister,friend. Rest in peace.”
- Dawn Munger Fuhrman
Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 8:54 PM
“So sorry to learn of Carlene's passing. She was a hard working professional and friend during my working days at Wal Mart in Spirit Lake. ”
- Greg Gamble
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