Carolyn E Vande Zande
November 15, 1942 - February 5, 2014

PETERSON, MINN. - Carolyn E. Vande Zande, 71, of Peterson, Minn. died on Wednesday, February 05, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester, Minn.
Carolyn was born on November 15, 1942, in Chatfield, Minn. to Wesley and Hazel (Baker) Raviel. On February 24, 1964, she was united in marriage with Harlan Vande Zande.
Carolyn enjoyed home Bible study and writing to all of her many pen-pals. She loved family gatherings, especially when it included spending time with grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Harlan; six children: Marianne Rasmussen, Marlene (Jim Neppl) Vande Zande, Nancy Vande Zande, Karlene Vande Zande, Gail (Janette) Vande Zande, and Gaylen (Dawn Kramer) Vande Zande; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a brother, Louis Raviel of Missouri; and by many nieces and nephews.
Carolyn was preceded in death by parents and six siblings, two of which died in infancy.
There will be a private family service held in memory of Carolyn at a later date.
The family prefers memorials mailed to her daughter, Nancy Vande Zande, at PO Box 514, Rushford, MN 55971.
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