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Carol E. Visser passed away at her home in Altoona on February 15, 2021. She was born outside of New Virginia, IA on July 27, 1940, the daughter of Oliver (Lee) Floyd and Ardell Hommer Floyd.

Carol graduated from Oskaloosa High School. She was united in marriage to John Gross and they were blessed with two children, Leigh Ann and John.

In 2001, she married Melvin Visser and together they shared many wonderful years together until his passing in 2019.

Carol worked 24 years as a teacher associate at Clarke Community Jr/Sr High School in Osceola, Iowa. She was active in Polk County Master Gardeners, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, and she was a member of Centennial United Methodist Church at Ivy.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Melvin; half-sister, Winnie; brothers, Elmer and Dale, and brother-in-law, Robert McBurney.

She is survived by her daughter, Leigh Ann (Dale) Powell of Coffey, MO; son, John (Cindy) Gross of Urbandale; granddaughter, Kristin (Dan) Gonzalez of Springfield, MO; sister, Janice McBurney of Cedar Rapids; and sister-in-law, Janet Olmsted Floyd of LaCrescenta, CA. She is also survived by Melvin’s daughters, Deb (Phil) Maxey, Tamara (Randy) Kuchenburg, Amy (Bruce Strohmeyer) Harkey, and Laura Visser, as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at Hamilton’s Altoona Funeral Home, 105 4th Street SW, with visitation one hour prior to service time. A private burial will be held at Forest Cemetery in Oskaloosa at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden in loving memory of Carol.

Online condolences may be expressed at:
www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com


Service Details

Visitation:
Thursday, February 25, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hamilton's Altoona Funeral Home
105 4th Street SW
Altoona, Iowa
Service:
Thursday, February 25, 2021
12:00 pm
Hamilton's Altoona Funeral Home
105 4th Street SW
Altoona, Iowa
Disposition:
Urn burial at a later date
Forest Cemetery
Oskaloosa, Iowa
Arrangements:
Hamilton's Altoona Funeral Home
105 Fourth Street SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009
(515) 967-4272

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