Funeral services were held on Oct. 17 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Rev. Armand Bertrand and Rev. Richard Ries officiated. Burial was in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cherokee.
Carol was born on Sept. 2, 1944 in Oskaloosa,Iowa, to Lloyd and Dorothy (Spencer) Petsel. She attended elementary school in Oskaloosa and attended Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, graduating in 1962. Carol received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Drake University in Des Moines in 1966.
She married Keith Wegner on March 29, 1969 in West Des Moines. Carol was an Elementary School Teacher for several years, teaching at Sacred Heart Catholic School in West Des Moines and also St. Peters Catholic School in Omaha, Neb. Carol and Keith moved to Cherokee in 1975, where Carol taught at Garfield Elementary School for one year. She then began providing child care services and greatly enjoyed working with children, drawing and painting, reading, and spending time with her family.
Carol was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and participated in several church activities, including teaching C.C.D. for 18 years, and the Faith Formation Program. Carol was also a member of the Befrienders Program and the American Cancer Society.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband, Keith; a son, Dr. Brian Wegner and his wife, Bridget Coughlin, and their son, Edward, of Denver, Colo.; a daughter, Elizabeth Wegner and her husband, Carl Benker, and their expected baby of Glastonbury, Conn.; a brother, Lee Petsel and his wife, Ruth, of Annapolis, Mo.; two sisters, Marlene Fritz and her husband, George, of Green Lake, Wis.; Pat Mills and her husband, Joe, of Plainsfield, Ill..