Carole Anne was born June 7, 1941 at Waterloo, Iowa to Harold and Violet K. Peters Brown. She graduated from La Porte City High School with the Class of 1959. For many years she worked as an office manager for Dr. Robitaille in La Porte City. She was united in marriage to William Bobzien on June 27, 1992.
She was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in La Porte City, The Moose Lodge #328 in Washburn, and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #57 in Vinton. Carole Anne was also an active supporter of the Kidney Foundation and served as a member of the Business and Professional Women’s Club and the La Porte City School Board.
In addition to her husband, William of La Porte City she is survived by her daughter, Katherine (Ken) Konz of Coralville; her sons, Terry (Bev) Wellner of Marion, Neil (Kim) Wellner of DeWitt and Jarrod Wellner of La Porte City; her step-sons, Ronnie Wellner of La Porte City, Michael Bobzien and Philip Bobzien both of Cedar Rapids and Tim Bobzien of Luzerne; her step-daughters, Diana Bobzien of Faribault, Minnesota, Susan Bobzien of Cedar Rapids and Debbie (Ronnie) Grimes of Garland, Texas; she is also survived by five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Carole Anne was preceded in death by her parents and second husband, Ralph Wellner.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM, Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in La Porte City with Father Ray Atwood as Celebrant. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 7:00 PM on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, also at the church with a Rosary Service concluding the Visitation at 7:00 PM. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery in La Porte City. A Memorial Fund has been established.
Phillips Funeral Home in Vinton is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at: www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com.