Carol Stiles, 68, Albert Lea

Published 8:35 am Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Funeral services for Carol Ann Stiles, 68, of Albert Lea will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at Grace Lutheran Church. The Rev. Andrea Myers and Rev. Todd Walsh will officiate. Interment will be at the Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. To sign the guest book, go to


Carol died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, at Good Samaritan Center in Stillwater.

Carol Ann Stiles was born Aug. 10, 1942, to George and Alta Sanborn in Albert Lea. She was baptized and confirmed at the United Methodist Church in Albert Lea. Carol graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1960.  She married Keith Stiles June 18, 1961. To them were born four boys: Rodney, Donald, John and Dale. Carol graduated from Ritter’s School of Cosmetology in 1972. She worked at Penny’s Beauty Salon, Carol Stiles Shop, Michaels Main St., and Faye’s Hair & Skin Care of Fort Smith, Ark. She was a nanny for Dr. Miye Kim and Dr. Mike Rauser, attended Riverland College for two years and received her medical receptionist degree, worked for Freeborn County Health, Intrepid USA, Thorne Crest Retirement Community and played in “The Corporation” band. Carol was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and served on the Altar Guild and choir. “I loved life and loved all the people I have come to know through my life.”

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Survivors include sons: Rodney (Claire) of Inver Grove Heights, Donald of Minneapolis, John (Sandy) of Oakdale and Dale (Carrie) of North Branch; grandchildren: Matthew (Elizabeth), Paul (Tiffany), Bethany, Nathaniel, Caleb, Annica and Tobie Stiles; great-grandchildren: Isaiah and Joshua; and special children: Thomas and Shelly Rauser of Loma Linda, Calif; brother, Clint Sanborn; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Sanborn of Albert Lea; brother and sister-in-law, Arvid and Kay Stiles of Wells; and several special nieces and nephews.

Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Keith; father and mother, George and Alta Sanborn,; brothers: Chuck Sanborn and Jim Sanborn; father and mother-in-law Irving and Mildred Stiles; brothers-in-law: Gordon Moyer and Jay Gresczyk; and sister-in-law, Joyce Gresczyk.

Memorials are preferred to Freeborn County Relay for Life or the Trust in the Lord Trust Fund to be set up for future seminarians (care of the “Stiles Family”).