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Carole Kroke, 80, passed away July 9, 2018 at Trinity Center at Luther Park.

Carole was born November 10, 1937 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to Ercell and Maurine Pullen. She graduated from Des Moines Technical High School in 1956. Carole retired from Freeman Decorating after 20 years of service. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and shopping for her grandkids. She loved her dogs and owned several over the years. Carole was an avid cyclist. She and her husband went on RAGBRAI and also cycled the Root River Trail in southeastern Minnesota.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Gaylen; children, Kathleen (Tom) Harvey, Margaret (Jim) Griglione, Suzanne (Bill) Robertson, Tom (Kristen) Irwin, Gayle (Russ) King and Paula (Steve) Kroke; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren on the way; her niece, Tracy; and a host of extended family and friends.

Carole was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and a granddaughter.

The family will greet friends to celebrate Carole’s life on Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Big Al’s BBQ, 1810 Army Post Road.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Animal Rescue League in loving memory of Carole.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.

Service Details

Visitation:
Thursday, July 12, 2018
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Big Al's BBQ
1810 Army Post Road
Des Moines, Iowa
Service:
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Celebration of Life
Big Al's BBQ
1810 Army Post Road
Des Moines, Iowa
Disposition:
Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines, Iowa
Arrangements:
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
(515) 285-3911

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