EUREKA – Caroll E. Zobrist, 80, died at 3:40 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, at the Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka.
She was born Dec. 20, 1936, in Peoria, the daughter of Lawrence and Lena Leman Zimmerman. She married Earl "Gene" Zobrist on Aug. 7, 1955, in Eureka. He survives.
Others survivors include two daughters, Dawn (Randy) Maloney, Congerville and Jacqueline (Craig) Stickling, Peoria; one son, Dave (Lisa) Zobrist, Goodfield; 10 grandchildren, Deiken Maloney, Leisa (Luke) Wuthrich, Tara (Adam) Ott, Jayme (Tim) Dunaway, Aubrey (Dave) Brown, Angie (Derek) Rosenthal, Suzie (Kevin) White, Leah (Devon) Knobloch, Whittney Stickling and Victoria Stickling; 16 great-grandchildren and one brother, Leland (Barb) Zimmerman, Eureka.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Douglas Zobrist, one infant sister, Twila Zimmerman, and her stepmother, Clara Zimmerman.
Caroll worked at Caterpillar in Peoria. Following the retirement of their parents, she and her brother owned and operated C&L grocery store in Eureka. They enjoyed their "store family", many customers and friendships that were made until it closed in 1977. Caroll also worked at Travelers Insurance in Peoria and last worked and volunteered at the AC Home of Eureka. She had many talents. Caroll enjoyed gardening, quilting and handwork, leaving behind many family heirlooms. The couple enjoyed many winters in Tucson, Ariz., where they formed many lasting friendships. In Arizona, Caroll was a member of the Nimble Fingers Quilting group and enjoyed participating in their quilt shows. She dearly loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Caroll will be greatly missed by her family. She was a member of the Eureka AC Church, Eureka.
Services will be held today at 10 a.m. at the church with ministers of the church officiating. Visitation was Sunday in the fellowship hall of the Goodfield AC Church, Goodfield, and this morning from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at the Eureka AC Church. Burial will follow the service in the Roanoke AC Church Cemetery, rural Roanoke. Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the AC Home of Eureka or to Harvest Call.