Interment will be at the Little Sioux Lutheran Cemetery in Rembrandt.
Dr. Stieler passed away on Friday, April 3, 2009, at her home.
Carol Mae Stieler, the daughter of Walter and Thora (Egland) Stieler, was born on June 18, 1946, in Albert Lea, Minn. Carol was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at the First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. She lived her youth around the lakes of Albert Lea and graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1964. While growing up in Albert Lea, Carol was active in Job's Daughters. She was also a founding member of the Sunset Saddle Club and promoter of the 4-H Project in Freeborn County. Carol continued her education at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, where she received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Genetics. On Aug. 17, 1978, Carol earned her Doctorate degree in the field of Immunology.
Carol was united in marriage to Allen Halverson on June 30, 1973, at the First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea, Minn., and this couple was blessed with two sons, Derek and Clinton. Their married lifetime has been spent in the rural Rembrandt area where Allen has been engaged in farming and Carol was a loving and devoted housewife and mother to her two sons. Carol was also a soybean breeder for Hy-Vigor Seeds and a horse breeder of purebred Arabian horses.
Carol was a member of the Our Savior's Lutheran Church of Rembrandt where she had participated in women's Bible studies. She was also a proud member of the GJ Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood of Sioux Rapids and had served on the Board of Directors of the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Foundation.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister-in-law: LaVonne Stieler.
Carol is survived by her husband, Allen Halverson, of Rembrandt; her children: Derek Halverson and wife, Elisabeth of Rockville, Md., and Clinton Halverson and wife, Kayla of Des Moines; a granddaughter; and two brothers: Paul and William Stieler, both of Albert Lea, Minn.
Those who wish to send online messages of condolence to the family may do so via the funeral home website: www.sliefert.com
The Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids, Iowa is in charge of the arrangements.