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Carol Ahlstrom

Posted: Friday, Jul 19th, 2013

Carol Ahlstrom, age 79, of Huron and formerly of Hitchcock, died Monday, July 1, 2013, at the Huron Regional Medical Center. Her funeral service were Friday, July 5th at Riverview United Methodist Church with Rev. Dean Trapp, officiating. Burial was in the Altoona Cemetery at Hitchcock. Memorials may be directed to the Beadle County Adult Nutrition Center Meals On Wheels.


Carol Ann Brock was born June 16, 1934, to Karl and Estella (Morse) Brock at Huron. She attended school at Huron and later graduated from Hitchcock High School.

On June 16, 1952, Carol married Floyd W. Ahlstrom at Webster.

Carol was a houseparent at the South Dakota Development Center at Redfield for 27 years. She was a member of the Riverview United Methodist Church, the Hitchcock Senior Center and the American Legion Auxiliary Post #84 at Hitchcock.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, on May 7, 2001; her son, Kelvin on October 20, 2011; one grandson, Benjamin Ahlstrom; two brothers, Keith and Arden Brock; and one sister, Jeannette Schesser.

Grateful for having shared in her life are her five daughters, Kathleen (Bill) Hill of Casper, Wyoming, Sheila (Darrel) Hampton of Wolsey; Yvonne (Dennis Hauger) Leith of Irene; Lynette (Rod) Jungemann of Wolsey and Vonita Gardner of Sioux Falls; one daughter-in-law, Susan Ahlstrom of Bonilla; 12 grandchildren, Lisa (Todd) Sexton, Jeff (Kim) French, Amy (Daniel) Helfrick, Tracy (Charles) Griffith, Jessica (David) Gatzke, William (Nichole Knott) Leith, Ryan (Sheila) Ahlstrom, Jared (Kristie) Ahlstrom, Christy (Jay) Steinhauser, Melissa Jungemann, Brad Jungemann and Riley Connor; 15 great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth (Curt) Weber of Huron; one brother, Bud (Gail) Brock of Hitchcock; and three sisters-in-law, Anna Fay Brock of Webster, Marvella Kuehl of Huron, and Phyllis Arne of Huron.

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