Feb. 23, 2019

Carol Lucille Fiala, 74, of Hutchinson passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson. Memorial service was Friday, March 8, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Litchfield with interment at a later date in Ripley Cemetery in Litchfield. Officiating was the Rev. Jay Panning. Organist was Loree Schultz.

Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace,” “On Eagle’s Wings” and “Be Not Afraid.” Urn bearers were Carol’s grandchildren, Makenna Doig, Jack Doig, Sydney Redmann, Thomas Doig and Avery Redmann.

Carol Lucille Fiala was born Aug 22, 1944, in Litchfield. She was the daughter of Leander and Elinor (Schilling) Mundt. Carol was baptized as infant and confirmed in her faith, both at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Litchfield. She received her education in Litchfield and was a graduate of Litchfield High School Class of 1962. She furthered her education by attending Business School in Denver, Colorado.

On Sept. 3, 1966, Carol was united in marriage to Raymond Fiala at St. Anthony Church in Falls Church, Virginia. This marriage was blessed with two children, Denise and Leanne. Carol and Raymond made their home in Manassas, Virginia, as well as Melbourne and Canberra, Australia; Bucharest, Romania; and Prague, Czechoslovakia. They moved to Minnesota in 1993 upon Raymond’s retirement from the federal government.

Carol was employed as a cook at various places throughout her adult life, allowing her to share her love of cooking with others. Most recently, she worked at the Evergreen Apartments senior dining site in Hutchinson. Carol was a member of the Red Hat Ladies.

Carol enjoyed bowling weekly with her bowling league, baking and cooking. She also loved to travel, especially on cruises. Carol loved to socialize and go out to lunch. She cherished her time spent with her family, grandchildren and friends.

Blessed be her memory.

Carol is survived by her children, Denise Doig and her boyfriend Steven Clay of Red Wing and Leanne Redmann and her husband Ryan of Hutchinson; grandchildren, Makenna Doig, Jack Doig, Sydney Redmann, Thomas Doig and Avery Redmann; sister Anna Mundt of Hutchinson; niece Jen Mundt of Montevideo; nephews, Joe Mundt and his wife Janelle of Prior Lake and Zach Pieper and his wife Emily of Minneapolis; former spouse Raymond Fiala of Hutchinson; and many other relatives and friends.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents Leander and Elinor Mundt; brother Donald Mundt; and sister Marilyn Pieper.

Arrangements by Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson. Online obituaries and guestbook available at hantge.com.

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