Carol Battenfeld, 1943-2016

Published 10:13 am Thursday, May 5, 2016

Memorial services for Carol R. Battenfeld, 72, of Hartland will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Richland. The Rev. Paul Andree will officiate. Interment will be at Freeborn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Richland and one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences are welcome at

Carol died Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Carol Battenfeld

Carol Battenfeld

Carol R. Battenfeld was born Oct. 13, 1943, the daughter of Maynard and Beverly (Schiager) Rasmussen. She graduated from Freeborn High School. On Sept. 22, 1961, Carol married Robert Battenfeld at Congregational Church of Freeborn. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where she was very active. She taught Sunday school, served on the church council, and the altar guild. She was a past member of the New Richland City Council. Carol was also a member of the Lions Club of New Richland. She enjoyed spending time with family, including her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, reading and gardening. Carol loved baking chocolate chip cookies and cakes and sharing them with family and friends. She donated gallons of blood to the American Red Cross and gave the gift of sight.

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Carol is survived by her husband, Robert; children Brenda (Daniel) Hullopeter and Barb (Patrick) Hullopeter; grandchildren Robert (Brittany), Tyler (Bobbi), Nathan (Maggie), Carrie (Aaron), Alex and Ashley (Ted); great-grandchildren Kennedie, LaMetrius, Izabella, Kara and Ronin; mother, Beverly Rasmussen; mother-in-law, Gladys Battenfeld; siblings Nancy (Chuck) Stadheim, Dick (Sharon) Rasmussen, Eddie (Betty) Battenfeld, Myra Battenfeld, Connie (Francis) Mucha and Marty Battenfeld; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Carol was preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Linda Spooner; father, Maynard Rasmussen; father-in-law, Fred Battenfeld; sister-in-law, Lou Battenfeld; brother-in-law, Russ Battenfeld; and nephew, Brad Battenfeld.