Carole Marie Arndt
Thursday, September 5, 1946
Date of Death:
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
72 years old
Carole Marie Arndt
Carole Arndt, 72, of Rochester, MN passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2019 in Davenport, IA.
Carole was born September 5, 1946 in Northfield, MN to Floyd and Bert Cole. She lived there until she moved to Rochester in 1961. Carole graduated from Lourdes High School in 1964. She worked as a pediatric nurse for St. Marys Hospital and the Mayo Clinic for over 35 years until she retired in 2014.
Survivors include her two daughters, Kris Arndt of Des Moines, IA and Lynne (Hank) DeHaan of DeWitt, IA. She has two granddaughters, Anastasia and Nicole; three grandsons, William, Lukas and Henry; and one great-granddaughter, Lariyah.
Carole was a sports fanatic. She loved watching Vikings football in the fall, college basketball in the winter, and Twins baseball in the summer. She also enjoyed playing cards and spending time with friends and family.
The funeral Mass for Carole Arndt will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 4, 2019 at Pax Christi Catholic Church in Rochester with Rev. Thế Hoàng officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester.
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I was just informed that Carole passed and was stunned. I worked with Carole for many years At Community Peds in Rochester. She displayed enthusiasm and compassion for life and others. Carole worked so hard and was ready to help you at the drop of a hat. She had a heart of gold. My heart is sad and I am so sorry I could not make the service. Blessings to the family and friends.
I was sorry that I was unable to attend the funeral today due to a family emergency. I have such fond memories of Carole from our days of softball and Pediatrics. She was always so much fun and was a great nurse. May all of your wonderful memories get you through this time of loss. She was loved!
I was sad to hear of Carol’s passing. I worked with Carol on Pediatrics. She was a hard worker and we enjoyed our work. She loved and was loved by her patients. I will always remember those days.
To Carole's family: I went to Lourdes High School, class of 1964, with Carole. We played in the band together, under the direction of Gene Eiden, and I have very fond memories of her. She was a talented musician and a lot of fun. One summer the band marched in a parade, probably for July 4th, and we had to wear our wool marching band uniforms. They were so hot and itchy! A rainstorm came up, a real downpour, and we all tried to get onto some lady's porch for shelter. Carole was the last person to step up onto it and it collapsed. We all scattered as fast as we could and forever after that we blamed her for making the porch fall down. Mr. Eiden had found shelter in someone's car and didn't know we broke the porch, and as I recall the lady wasn't home. We never said a peep about the porch and some of the guys went over to repair it later that summer. It just needed one corner propped back up. But we had a lot of laughs over how "everything was fine until Carole set foot on the porch." She took it in stride and was a good sport about it. I'm so sorry she never came to one of our reunions; I would have enjoyed seeing her again and hearing about her life. Blessings on her soul.
I worked with Carole when I floated to the outpatient pediatric floor. She was a caring nurse to the kids and their parents. I always enjoyed working with her, as she always had a smile on her face and patiently answered my questions. My sympathy to the family.
Dear family of my friend Carole,
I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom and Grandma! I got to work with her for 10 years on Pediatrics. She was an awesome nurse and a great friend. I love this picture of her! I had foot surgery this week, and am on bed rest, so I can't come to her funeral. I do have a walker now tho, like Carole used at work when needed, so I am thinking about her alot. Hugs and sympathy, Lori
So sorry to hear of Carole’s passing. I worked with her for several years at the Baldwin building. I always enjoyed her “ can do “ attitude and friendly helpful spirit. Her enthusiasm for sports was next to none. She will be missed! My condolences to the family.
Lynn and Kris. I am so very sorry for your loss my prayers are with you and you're family.
I am so sorry. Carole was a wonderful, amazing lady who will be missed by many
So very sorry to hear of Carole's passing. She was always Rachel's (my daughter) nurse when she was at St. Mary's which was more often then anyone would want. She was so very caring and became a good friend. She will be missed by many!
Kris and Lynn,
Very sorry to hear of your Mothers passing..I have fond memories of her..thoughts and prayers to you.