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“John, Kelly, Heather, JJ and Cate, my condolences to you all and your family on the loss of Muvie. It's funny, but I never knew her name until now....Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Nicolae Muntean - Los Altos, CA

“John,Kelly, Heather, JJ, and Catherine, for some reason I have been thinking of my dear friend Carrie for over a week daily. Today I learned of her...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Dave & Donna Baker - Woodbury

“I really loved working at Warburg with Carolyn. Her smile and positive attitude was so encouraging at work. I remember days we would be working and...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Sandra Kemp bright - Waverly, IA

“I'm sorry to hear of your mom's death, John. I remember her fondly!zijjr ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Sally Jahnke - Cedar Falls, IA

“So so sorry to hear of your mother's death, John, and family. I loved your mother and spent many days and great times in high school with Catolyn....Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Sherry (Mango) Greene - Brookline, VT

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hemingway family. Carrie helped me at Wartburg during Homecoming and I so enjoyed my time with her. I have...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Jane Lindner - Waverly, IA

“So sorry for your loss Maynard. You and your family will be in our prayers.Donnie and Sue (Cummings) Grunzke. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Sue Grunzke - Alden, MN

“Carrie was a dear friend and a co-worker at Wartburg College. She was a kind and caring person. I feel truly blessed to have known her. I extend...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Bev Saathoff - Waterloo, IA

“I met Carrie when she was working at the college helping in the Alumni Office 30 years ago. Carrie could tell a great story and everyone would stop...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Paula Hoodjer - Clarksville, IA

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Carolyn Charlotte (Heitner) Hemingway, age 96, of East Palo Alto, CA, formerly of Waverly, IA, died February 26, 2018 at her home. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at 11:00 AM at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, MN, with Pr. Mary Iverson officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be at Rosehill Cemetery in Wells.
Carolyn Charlotte was born May 8, 1921 in Mankato, MN, the daughter of William Arthur and Erna S. (Scheider) Heitner. She was baptized May 22, 1921 and began kindergarten in Mankato. At the age of 6, she moved with her family to Preston, MN, where her parents had purchased the funeral home. She was confirmed June 9, 1935 at St. Paul American Lutheran Church in Preston, MN. Carolyn graduated in 1938 from Preston High School. She went on to attend Wartburg College in Waverly, IA, where she took a one year business course. She then worked as a secretary for the Lutheran Mutual Life Insurance Company in Waverly. She was united in marriage to Dr. John B. Hemingway on August 16, 1942 in Preston, MN. John was serving as a dentist for the US Army during WWII, and Carolyn moved with him from base to base, until returning to Preston, MN for the duration of the war. In 1944, their son John H. was born. Following her husband's discharge, the family settled in Waverly, where John opened his dental practice, and Carolyn raised their son and cared for their home. In the early 1960s she went to work for N.W. Herman Home Interiors in Waverly until 1980. She then worked as a secretary for Wartburg College, and the City of Waverly until moving to California.
Carolyn is preceded in death by her parents, husband, John, and sister-in-law, Betty Heitner.
She is survived by her son, John Heitner (Catherine Kelly) Hemingway of East Palo Alto, CA; grandchildren: Heather Udell of Orange, CA, John J. Hemingway of Albuquerque, NM, and Catherine Hemingway of Brooklyn, NY; great-grandchildren Gavin H. Udell and Charlotte H. Udell; brother, Maynard Heitner of Eden Prairie, MN; nephews: Dr. Jeffrey (Lynne) Heitner of La Quinta, CA, and Dr. Judson (Tracy) Heitner of Eden Prairie, MN; nieces Catherine Grant of Seattle, WA, Elizabeth Hartman of Waverly, IA, and Hollis Hemingway of Tucson, AZ.