Carol J. Kolthoff, 80

Carol J. Kolthoff, 80, of Eldora, loving wife and mother, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2013 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo. Following cremation, Carol’s family will gather to receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 19 at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Carol’s family. Online condolences may be made to her family at

Carol is survived by her husband, Theodore; children, Laurie Ruby, of Alden; Robert (Debra) Pingel, of Council Bluffs; Ann (Earnest) Kurtz, of Whittimore; Mary (Dennis) Klaffke, of Alden; Julie Drake, of Jacksonville, N.C.; Susan Kolthoff, of Salt Lake City, Utah; and Theodore Kolthoff Jr., of Rose Hill; and by 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.