Carol E. Sjarpe, age 78, of Harmony, formerly of rural Lanesboro, Minn., died Thursday, June 2, 2022, at Harmony Place Assisted Living in Harmony.
Carol was born February 3, 1944, in Cresco, Iowa, to Howard and Helen (Hahn) Berning. She attended country school in the Harmony area and graduated from the Harmony High School in 1961. On July 7, 1961, she married Gary Sjarpe. They farmed in the Amherst Township area of Fillmore County for many years. Gary passed away in 2009. She was a member of the Elstad Lutheran Church and enjoyed watching the grandsons, reading, doing needlepoint, and her flower garden.
Carol is survived by two sons, Kenneth Sjarpe and Rick (Sandy) Sjarpe of Lanesboro; two grandsons, Brandon of Lanesboro and Daniel (fiancée’ Lisa) of Missouri; a brother-in-law, Duane Gobin; sister-in-law Beatrice Sjarpe of Stewartville, Minn.; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Gary, her parents, a sister, Alberta Gobin; and brother-in-law Norman Sjarpe.
Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Monday, June 13, 2022, at the Elstad Lutheran Church in rural Lanesboro, Minn. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. The Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel is assisting the family with arrangements.