After a few college dates with Rick, Carol put a note on his ‘63 Chevy convertible. “To love another in the highest sense of the word is to wish that person the eternal possession of God and lead them to it.” With that wish they wed on April 6, 1968.
Carol graduated from Marquette University with a BS in Nursing. Later she added a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry from St. Mary’s University.
Carol and Rick celebrated 55 years of life and marriage together. For more than 40 years they made their home on the Crow Wing River north of Staples, where they raised four children. They enjoyed wonderful friendships, family camping, travel and small town hospitality.
Carol embraced a lifelong passion for the spiritual - and practical - which she shared through leading maternity and birthing classes, Public Health nursing, individual spiritual direction, leading and serving group contemplative retreats and being a reliable friend.
Maya Angelo said, “Your legacy is every life that touched yours.” Thus you are Carol’s legacy. May you carry it on by being a friend and spiritual seeker. Thomas Keating said “Silence is God’s first language.” Carol took silence seriously.
Carol is survived by her husband, Rick; son, Erik Weber and his wife, Kristina, of Jamestown, North Dakota; daughter, Marlo Turcotte and her husband, William, of Excelsior; son, Luke Weber of New Brighton and daughter, Monica Weber and her husband, Jesse Wondra, of South St. Paul. Her beloved grandchildren are: Henrik, Oscar, Nathan, Jack, Mark, Axl and Delilah. Her sister, Christine Centner, lives in Manitowoc, WI.
In lieu of flowers please give a gift to Our Lady of Peace Hospice in St. Paul, Minnesota Contemplative Outreach, or the charity of your choice.