Carole Blumberg

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Carole Jeanne Blumberg passed away on Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 in West Des Moines, Iowa after a long illness.

Carole was born on December 3rd, 1933 in Clinton, Iowa to John and Esther (Rasmussen) Steffensen. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1951. After graduation, Carole was a telephone operator in Clinton. In August of 1952 she married Mel Blumberg in Baltimore, Maryland.

Mel and Carole owned and operated Clinton Tobacco and Candy until their retirement in 1980. Carole was active as a volunteer for Mercy Hospital Auxiliary and was a member of P.E.O. (HV). Carole and Mel enjoyed traveling across the country visiting their children and grandchildren.

Carole is survived by her sister Sandra (Rod) Parsons of St. Charles, Illinois; her children, Dan (Kim) Blumberg of Los Alamitos, California; Robin (Gary) Klass of Calabasas, California; Lauren Blumberg (Nancy Hammond) of West Des Moines, Iowa and Susan (Roman) Kab of Raleigh, North Carolina; 5 nieces and a nephew. Carole has 12 grandchildren, three step -grandchildren, 14 great- grandchildren and 3 step-great grandchildren.

Carole was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her brother John ( Diane) Steffensen of Tampa, Florida.

The family would like to thank the staff of Bickford Cottage of West Des Moines for their loving care and Greg Kline, DDS of West Des Moines for his kind attention.

A Memorial service will be held at 1:00PM, Sunday October 4, 2020 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville with Pastor Jeremy McElvain officiating.   Memorials have been established to the Alzheimer’s Association in Carole’s honor, and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory C/O Blumberg Family, 1900 South 18th Street, Centerville, Iowa 52544.  Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com. Due to the Covid-19 guidelines, we ask that you practice social distancing as much as possible for the visitation and the funeral. Masks are not required but may be worn while attending the services.

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