Carol Mulder

April 28, 1944 - April 10, 2017

Visitation: Visitation will be from 2 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, with family present from 5 to 7:00 p.m.
Service: Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 14, 2017 at Canton United Methodist Church

Carol Mulder Pix0001     Carol Jean Mulder, 72, passed away at her home Monday, April 10, 2017 surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 14, 2017 at Canton United Methodist Church.  Visitation will be from 2 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, with family present from 5 to 7:00 p.m.

     Carol was born April 28, 1944 at Luverne, MN to Kenneth and Luceil (Donaldson) Toms.  She attended school in Luverne, graduating in 1962.

     Carol married Ervis Mulder in 1963.  They moved to Canton in 1964.  She worked at Witter’s Clothing Store for 7 years before beginning a 28 year career at the Lincoln County Treasurers Office.  She served as Lincoln County Treasurer from 1991 until her retirement in 2006.  Carol worked part-time for Kelly’s Services and was an assistant at the Canton City Hall offices for several years.  She retired from City Hall earlier this year due to failing health.

     Carol was an active member of Canton United Methodist Church, serving on the church Administrative Board, Board of Trustees, Pastor Parish Board, and the Women’s Group.   She enjoyed traveling and going to Arizona during the winter the last 12 years with her special friend, Loney Gronskei.  While in Arizona, she attended a community college to take computer classes.  Carol was an avid reader and enjoyed playing the organ and crocheting.  She especially loved spending time with her family.

     Grateful for having shared her life are her special friend, Loney Gronskei, Canton; her children: Craig (Mary) Mulder, Boise, ID, Kent (Patty) Mulder, Marshall, MN, and Kari (Justin) Castilleja, Canton, SD; 9 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; a brother, Bill (Judy) Toms, Johnston, IA; a sister, Sharon (Dennis) Rypkema, West Point, GA; and many other family and friends.

     Carol was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Dennis and infant brother Toms; and her sister Mary Ann Bendt.


27 condolences have been left

  1. Kari and Kent,

    I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. She was always very nice to me. Blessings to you.

    Liz Ofstad

  2. I am so very sorry for your loss, Kari. You, Craig, Kent and your entire families are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless. WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY.

  3. So sorry for your lose. Carol was a good friend and neighbor, especially to my sister Elaine. Always had time to say hello and visit. She will be missed by the Wallem family.

  4. I am thinking of all of you on this sad day, but the fond memories we all hold will always be with us.

  5. We have lost a good person. My sympathies to all of Carol’s families and friends. Carol will be missed.

  6. Many, Many Fond Memories… Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you- always
    Rachel McMurry
    John and Catherine McMurry
    Carla and Doug McMurry-Kozak
    Diane McMurry
    Brent and Suzanne McMurry
    Renee and Brit McMurry-Gilman

  7. I knew Carol more thru my sister, Darlene Jacobs, when she worked in Canton.
    Many times she said “going to coffee with Carol”. She committed how nice Carol was.
    The times I was around her she was exactly that so kind & friendly. If you met her once you felt you had known her for a long time. You don’t come across those people often I was blessed to have known her.
    To her family, may God hold you and give you comfort at this sad time.


  9. This picture of Carol says it all! Her smile is contagious and genuine. Looking at the picture stirred up many childhood holiday memories at Grandma Toms or Carol’s house. I stopped what I was doing, thought back, and realized that every memory that I have of Carol includes that smile and energy. I hope that we all can be influenced by her in these tough times as well as pass her warmth on to others in need in the future. My condolences to all who knew and loved Carol.

  10. So sorry to read of your loss. Kendra has spoken many times of her grandmother. Our prayers are with you. Roger & Pat Mews. (Spencer Mews grandparents).

  11. To the family of Carol,
    I only met Carol a couple of times while she was visiting her sister, Mary in the hospital. Wish I could have knew her better. I did get to have lunch with her and her two nieces, Kathy and Christy at the Pizza Ranch last July. I am glad we were able to get together as we were celebrating her sister, Mary’s, birthday, who was in heaven. Glad I did have that time with her. Peace.

  12. Craig, Kent and Kari – I am so sorry to hear about your mom. It never seems to matter if we “think” we are prepared for someone to leave us, it is still hard. Though words can’t take away the pain and hurt you feel, know there are so many of us keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. May you find peace in the memories you all have of this wonderful, kind lady.

  13. We are so sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. She always had a smile on her face and was always helpful and considerate. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  14. I always enjoyed visiting with Carol at the County meetings. She was a sweet funny lady.
    My thoughts and prayers for the family.

  15. Remembering Carol from when she was the County Treasurer in Lincoln County. What a wonderful person she was. Had many good visits with her. And, she helped me out when I needed advise on doing the tax sales and hunting and fishing licenses when they were first put on line. Sending all of her family and friends my deepest sympathy.

  16. Kari and family, so sorry for your loss. Your mom always had a smile and I always enjoyed talking with her.

  17. Dear Craig,Kent, and Kari,
    I am sorry for your loss. I was so glad to have known your mom. I will never forget her laugh and her smile always brightened up a room. I will keep you all in my prayers. Pam

  18. Dear Loney, Craig, Kent, and Kari,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful friend to me and I loved her like a sister. She will be missed so much by you and me, and everyone that came in contact with her.
    Prayers for you and all your families. Love Char

  19. Charlie and I are so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful lady and will be missed by many people. Hugs and prayers to you all

  20. Kent I’m truly sorry about your mom She was a good lady remember whem she came into the restaurant with your dad and the rest of them my prayers are with you and you family at the loss of your mom myy sympathy to all of you love lori livermord

  21. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers to you and your families,
    Danelle Ewoldt

  22. I was so sad to hear about your mom. I am writing because she was such a great friend of my mom’s, Joyce Mohr. I have fond memories of the four “M”s having coffee after church on Sunday mornings! What a great group of people who enjoyed each other’s friendship. My prayers are with your family at this difficult time. Bonnie

  23. Kari and family,
    My heart aches to know of your loss. I thank you for sharing, about your mom, to me the last few months. I have enjoyed every part of your stories and to see your eyes light up while you speak of her. I pray for all of your hurting hearts and I am certain heaven had quite the reception for this beautifuly amazing lady. ~j~

  24. Dear Kent, Kari, Craig and families. So sorry for your lose. Carol was a warm, kind lady. I’m so grateful that she and Mom remained so close and talked so often, despite the distance from one another. I’ll be thinking of you all in the days and weeks to follow. ~ Lori

  25. That is a wonderful picture of Carol, it is just how I remember her. I haven’t seen her for a few years but she was a great gal. My sympathy and prayers.