Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 10, 2009
Carol Elaine Kentopp Hunter, age 80, of Austin died Thursday, May 7, 2009 at her home in Austin.
She was born Dec. 15, 1928 in Falls City, Neb. to William and Elizabeth (Krueger) Kentopp. She graduated from the Falls City High School and the Midland Lutheran College. Carol was a school teacher and had worked as a secretary/accountant with Gambles, Inc. She was married to William R. Hunter on May 22, 1949 at Falls City. She was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church, P.E.O., the St. Olaf Needlepointers, the Austin Country Club, Marathon Bridge, Sewing Club and WASO. Carol had been a member of the Salem Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday School and Bible School. She was active with the Women’s Golf Association, Isaak Walton, Elks and Aksarben.
Carol was an admiral in the Nebraska Navy and the owner of the Carol Kentopp Hunter Farm, which was honored as a 100-year-old farm in the Nebraska Pioneer Farm Foundation and received numerous golf awards.
She enjoyed golf, painting, playing bridge, volunteering, flower gardening, reading, traveling, Nebraska football games, attending Elizabeth’s concerts and spending time enjoying her grandchildren.
Carol is survived by her loving husband: Bill Hunter, Austin; daughters and sons-in-law: Jan and Steve Moore, Appleton, Wis., Elizabeth and John Ashley, Danville, Calif.; grandchildren, William, Caroline and Jack William; brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Marilyn Kentopp, Falls City, Richard and Anita Kentopp, Fremont, Neb.; sister-in-law, Loretta Kentopp, Falls City; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Kentopp; brother and sister-in-law, Warren, and Betty Kentopp; and sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn, and Joe Krug.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 11, 2009 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with the Reverend Kristi Koppel officiating. Visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. and for one hour before the service at the church on Monday.
There will be a graveside service on Wednesday, May 13 at 10 a.m. at the Steele Cemetery in Falls City, Neb.
The organist will be Neal Erickson and soloist will be Elizabeth Ashley.
Honorary bearers will be Lee D. Housewright, Jr., Richard Kentopp, William Kentopp and Robert Potach.
Casket bearers will be John Ashley, Steve Moore, William Moore, David Kentopp, Mike Kentopp, Dr. Nick Kentopp, Dr. Kurt Potach and Dan Wilson.
The family prefers memorials to St. Olaf Lutheran Church.