Carol Park

Carol Jean Park, 86, of Scranton passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Regency Park in Jefferson.

Mass of the Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 21 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jefferson with Fr. Jeff Schleisman as Celebrant. Lectors for the Mass were by Marlene Hupp and Delphine Wittrock. Eucharistic minister was Ruth Naberhaus and Mass server was Dick Davis. Music for the Mass was by Lois Last and Amy Roberts. Gift bearers were Carol’s grandchildren. Casket bearers were Tony Park, Max Monthei, Kyle Park, Robbie Park, Quinton Park, Cody Renwanz, Blake Renwanz, Seth Johnston, Logan Johnston, Ryan Kirschman and Zach Dettlinger. Burial was in Holy Family Cemetery near Lidderdale.

Born June 1, 1931 in Manning, Iowa, she was the daughter of Jack and Pearl (Franzwa) West. Carol grew up in Kingsley where she graduated from High School in 1949. Following high school she attended the Antonian School of Nursing in Carroll. Carol was married to Bob Park on December 28, 1950 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kingsley with Fr. Janse as Celebrant. Over the years, Bob and Carol lived in Lanesboro, Lake City, Coon Rapids and since 1962 they have made their home in Scranton. Carol worked at St. Anthony Regional Hospital and General Electric in Carroll. In later years, she worked at the Scranton Library and did daycare in her home.

She was an active member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Scranton until its closing and then attended St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jefferson. Carol has made her home at Regency Park in Jefferson for the past two and a half years where she received excellent, loving, care. Carol enjoyed gardening, cooking, watching Lawrence Welk, praying the Rosary, and spending time with her family and many, many good friends.

Carol is survived by four daughters: Terri Renwanz (Bill) of Jefferson, Kathy Geuss (Eric) of Nashville, Tenn., Trish Monthei (Andy Krause) of Panora and Jan Kirschman (Rick) of Ankeny; 21 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Marty West of Ill.; a brother-in-law, Verlyn Schmidt of Moville; and several nieces and nephews.

Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Park in 1988; parents, Jack and Pearl West; her mother and father-in-law, Carl and Earnestine Park; two sisters, LaMorne Schurtz (Bob) and Phyllis Schmidt; two brothers, Merle West (Helen) and Jack West; four sons: Steve, Mike, Andy and Jon; two daughters, Mary Jo Halterman and Julie Park; and a grandson, Nick Halterman.

Online condolences may be left for Carol’s family at

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Scranton.

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