Carol J. Minten, 77, passed away surrounded by her family on Saturday, May 30, 2015. Carol was born on February 27, 1938 to Austin and Helen Ardell in Appleton. She married Joseph Minten on October 1, 1960. He preceded her in death in 1982.
Carol possessed a quiet strength, a contagious laugh, and a kind spirit. She enjoyed reading, bird watching, star gazing, and most of all, spending time with her family. Those times will always be treasured.
Carol is survived by her seven children; Sharon (Dan) Reinke, Judy (Mike) Van Vreede, Andrew (Lynn Munyon) Minten, Paul (Billi Timm) Minten, Amy (Roger) Stienen, Katie (Brian) Ronk and Michael Minten, 12 grandchildren; Marissa (Kory) Krauss, Luke Reinke, Kyle (Renee) Van Vreede, Lauren (fiancé Chris Gruber) Van Vreede, Kelsey Minten, Lindsey Minten, Alex (Carly McGowan) Minten, Alyssa Minten, Carolyn (John Smigleski) Stienen, Katelyn Stienen, Josie Ronk and Brynn Ronk, her sister Shirley Ardell, brothers-in-law; Tom Roovers and Art Look, a sister-in-law, Gladys Minten, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Joseph, her sister, Doris Roovers, an infant sister Kathleen Ardell, and brothers; Robert (Judy) Ardell, Gerald Ardell, and Ken Ardell, brothers-in-law; Marvin Minten, Alvin Minten, Ervin Minten, and Ron (Joan) Minten, and a sister-in-law, Peg Look.
The prayer service for Carol will be held on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 6:00 PM at JANSEN FARGO FUNERAL HOME, 204 E Kimberly Ave. A time of visitation will be held on Friday from 4:00 PM until the time of the service at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com. The family would like to thank the caring staff at Kimberly Assisted Living and Father William VanDynHoven.