Carolyn B. Shimek, 98, died Saturday, May 21, 2011, at Cottage Grove Place following a brief illness. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids, located at 2121 Bowling Street SW. Burial will follow in Czech National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. May 24 at Brosh Chapel.
Carolyn was born May 21, 1913, in Solon, the daughter of Joseph and Tillie (Meka) Koss. She married Frank Shimek on May 20, 1941. She was employed by Margaret and Howard Hall and enjoyed working for them for many years at Brucemore. She enjoyed traveling with Frank, especially to Florida and Las Vegas prior to his death in 1983. Carolyn enjoyed baking, gardening, and her flowers. She was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.
Carolyn is survived by a sister-in-law Louise Kalous; nieces and nephews Mary (Robert) Jehle, Margaret Novy, James (Linda) Koss, Donald (Sheri) Koss, Nancy (Mark) Heathman, Bonnie Lacina, Mary (Dallas) Cooling, Joyce (Lyle) Cooling, Delores (Garry) Kuch, Shirl (Jake) Jacobsen and Lewis Koss.
She is preceded in death by her husband, three brothers Henry, Otto and Edward Koss, two sisters Mary Sovers and Emma Greazel, and two nieces.
Memorials may be directed the local VFW or charity of donors choice in Carolyn’s name.
The family would like to express a thank you to the nursing staff, nurses and doctors at Cottage Grove Health Center.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com