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Carol Burgart

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Carol Joanne Burgart age 87 of New Hampton, IA, died peacefully on Saturday, August 19, 2023, surrounded by her family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, August 26, 2023, at Holy Family Parish, New Hampton with Rev. James Goerend celebrating the Mass. Friends may greet the family from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Friday, August 25, 2023, at Hugeback - Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory in New Hampton where there will be a 7:00 p.m. parish scripture service. Visitation continues an hour prior to the Mass at the church on Saturday. Carol Joanne Burgart, born on June 5, 1936, in New Hampton, IA, to William and Irene (Munson) Ball, lived a life of service, love, and unwavering faith. A woman of exceptional strength and spirit, Carol passed away leaving behind a legacy of love and an indelible mark on the hearts of her family and friends. Growing up, Carol's life was marked by hard work and dedication. She attended St. Joseph's Catholic School and later graduated from New Hampton High School in 1954. Her early years were filled with memorable experiences working at the local Tastee Freeze, which her parents managed, and later at Sullivan Law and Insurance. Carol's youthful days were marked by joy and love, especially during her courtship with Reynold, which included many rides on his Indian motorcycle. Carol's marriage to Reynold J. Burgart on September 11, 1954, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in New Hampton, was the beginning of a beautiful journey. To this union, 7 children were born. Carol and Reynold worked hand in hand in their farming and livestock operation, building a home filled with love and warmth in rural New Hampton. In 1970, Carol began working for the federal government at the then Farmers Home Administration in New Hampton. She served diligently until her retirement in 1991, gaining a wealth of knowledge about real estate and financing. Even after retirement, Carol's industrious spirit led her to work part-time at Raleigh Hill Golf Course, Edward Jones, and later at Phillips Modern Ag, where she served for 13 years until her second retirement in 2010. Known for her creative talents, Carol was an accomplished seamstress, often sewing clothes for her daughters and their Barbie dolls. She also upholstered furniture, showcasing her artistic flair. A lover of the outdoors, Carol enjoyed fishing, golfing, and annual family trips to the Minnesota lakes. She cherished the simple moments of life, like Saturday mornings with her daughters, catching up on the week's happenings around the dining room table. Carol was an avid bridge player and was very talented at the game. She loved to read and would go through a bag of books from the library in a week. Carol's love for her family was profound. She took great pleasure in attending her children's and grandchildren's sporting events, plays, and other activities. She cherished the yearly mother daughter weekends in the fall. Carol is survived by her husband, Reynold; daughters, Geralyn (Kim) Wisner and Debra (Tom) Pritts of New Hampton, Julie (Jim) Rausch of Ionia, and Lisa (Gene) Costello of Calmar; sons, John of New Hampton and Mark of Cedar Rapids; 15 grandchildren: Seth, Derek(Jennifer), and Ethan Wisner; Ashley(Tyler) Yearous and Cameron Pritts; Brianna(Justin) Schmidt and Cole Rausch; Nichole(Jess) Ellingson and Jarett Costello; Brenna, Eric, Kevin, and Jaidan Burgart; Bailey(Mitch) Hines and Carson(Alex) Hayden; 16 great-grandchildren, Paige, Alivya, Kinnick, Henry, Evelyn, Reid, and Bodie Wisner, Hailey and Adalyn Yearous, Mason Schmidt, Rhiannon, Danielle, Olive, and Lucy Ellingson, Briar and Theodore Hines, and baby Hayden due in December; siblings Marian(Clifford) Burgart, Judy(Darrell) Blake, and Gary(Terry) Ball; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, James (twin to John), in infancy; daughter-in-law, Donna Burgart; brother, Ray (Joan) Ball; sister, Sharon (David) Messersmith; and sister-in-law, Celine (Duane) Galligan. Carol's life was a testament to her loving, spirited, and courageous nature. Her faith, love for people, and dedication to her family will forever be remembered. Her legacy lives on in the hearts of those she loved and those who loved her. Carol Burgart's life was a beautiful tapestry of love, faith, and service, and she will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

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  1. Oh the precious memories we all have of our beautiful, caring, fun loving aunt. Fly high Aunt Carol, we will all miss you, but so happy you are in no more pain. I’m sure your cuddling little James surrounded by many family members and friends. 💞💞💞

  2. Sympathies to all the family. She was such a lovely lady! She provided so many laughs! Beautiful inside and out!

  3. So many wonderful memories of Aunt Carol growing up with all my cousins. We love you and will miss you. So glad you are now at peace. Forever in our hearts

  4. Carol was my dad’s niece. I will remember that she was always smiling and kind and she introduced me to a peanut butter with mayo sandwich. Sorry Carol, I never acquired the taste for them! We had some great chats catching up in the grocery aisles! R.I.P. Carol. My sympathies to all of my Burgart cousins.

  5. So sorry for your loss. I have very fond Memories of Carol. She always had a smile on her face❤️ Thinking of the Burgart family.

  6. Our hearts are so very sad for your loss! Carol was a beautiful lady and will be missed. Hugs and love to the entire Burgart family.❤️

  7. Sending my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Carol. RIP in God’s loving arms. ❤️

  8. Sending deepest sympathy to all Carol’s family. She was a lovely lady who I loved to visit with 💔🙏

  9. My deepest sympathy to all of Carol’s family. We were neighbors growing up and have so many fun memories. Rest is peace, Carol. ❤️

  10. You’re going to be greatly missed Aunt Carol! I have such wonderful memories of you through the years!!! Your caramel apples and you always calling me Loni are just a few!! Love you always!!!

  11. Sympathies to all the family and friends. May God be there to meet Carol. God bless the Burgart family.

  12. Sympathies to the Burgart and extended families! Carol was a great lady who be both remembered and missed by many. 🙏

  13. Our sympathy to Carol’s entire family for your loss! She was such a lovely lady that always had a smile on her face. May God give you comfort and peace in this time of sorrow.

  14. Our sympathy and prayers for Carol’s family. She was a kind & caring person and she will be remembered fondly by everyone 🙏🏼🕊️🙏🏼🕊️🙏🏼

  15. There are no words for the loss of a wife. There are no words for the loss of a mother or the loss of a sister. Carol will forever be remembered for her spirit, her caring heart and her dedication to her family. Carol and Reynold played a huge role in our lives. Terry and I chose to come and spend time with Carol while she was still alive. We had two great days with her and are at peace. RIP dear Carol. You will be forever missed. Sending all our love and hugs to the entire family. Gary, Terry and Courtney

  16. Hugs and prayers to Geri and all the Burgart families and relatives. So very sorry for your loss.

  17. Our sincerest condolences to Reynold and the entire Burgart family. Carol was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed.
    Barbi Cosgrove and Dorothy Denner

  18. Special thoughts and prayers to Reynold and family. Carol was a special person. She will be missed by many. Jack and Dianne Blazek

  19. Carol was a great person to work with. Lots of fun and giggles. Many good memories. We send our sincere condolences to the Burgart family.

  20. Lisa – I’m so sorry for the loss of your Mom. May your memories comfort you in the days ahead. My deepest sympathy to you, your family, and the entire Burgart family.

  21. Our deepest sympathy to Carol’s family. She was such a sweet, kind and caring lady. She will be missed by many.

  22. Geri, you and your family have my deepest sympathy! I got to talk to your mom a lot when she worked at the FHA office because I worked in the office next door to hers. She was a sweet lady! Hugs and prayers!

  23. My sympathy for the Burgart family I always
    enjoyed being at Mass with Carol and getting
    to speak of her love of her family and grand
    . Carol was a great lady!

  24. Our deepest sympathy to the family of Carol. We were blessed to have known her. Our prayers and thoughts for all of you as you go thru these difficult times

  25. So sorry to hear about your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. You have a lot of memories to share. God bless you all!

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