Friday, August 14, 2020

Carol Ann Elizabeth Colee, 76, Blooming Prairie

Carol Ann Elizabeth Colee, age 76 of Blooming Prairie, passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 at Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie. 

Carol was born on March 20, 1942 in San Francisco, Calif., to Edgar and Doris (LaPointe) Stromberg. She graduated in 1960 from Cubberley High School in Palo Alto, Calif. On March 7, 1964, Carol married Keith Colee in Reno, Nev., and was blessed with a son, Eddie. 

After Keith’s retirement from the Navy, the couple settled in Blooming Prairie. Carol had various jobs over the years including at PCA/Farm Credit from 1975 through 1988, also First Prairie Bank, U.S. Bank, Security Bank in Claremont, and Steele County Recorder’s Office, retiring in April of 2005. 

She was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary, and St. Columbanus Catholic Church in Blooming Prairie, where she taught CCD classes for over 20 years. Carol loved to camp, play cards, watch TV, going out to eat and shopping with her lady friends, and loved her cats. She will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her.

Survivors include her sister, Anne Askew of Santa Cruz, Calif.; and her beloved nieces, nephews, cousin, and Keith’s family. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Doris Stromberg; husband, Keith Colee in 2009; son, Eddie Colee in 1984; stepson, Kenneth in 2008; two sisters, Diane and Doris.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 at St. Columbanus Catholic Church in Blooming Prairie with Father Thomas Niehaus officiating. A CCW Rosary service was held at the church. Interment took place in Blooming Prairie City Cemetery, Blooming Prairie. 

In lieu of flowers memorials can be directed to Steele County Humane Society, Blooming Prairie Cancer Group, the St. Columbanus Faith Formation or homeless vets. Services are prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home in Blooming Prairie. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

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