Carol J. Halvorson, 72, of Mason City, died on Friday, June 21, 2019, at MercyOne Medical Center North Iowa.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019, at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N Pennsylvania Ave.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service time.
Interment will be held in the Rockwell Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the family of Carol J. Halvorson.
Carol Jean (Biederman) Halvorson was born on May 30, 1947 in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Webster County, to Paul H Biederman Sr and Vernis (Kober) Biederman.
She attended Rolf Community School graduating in 1965. She attended Morningside College majoring in Music Education, receiving her teaching certificate in April of 1969. She began her teaching career in Ottumwa, Iowa, later taught music in Havelock- Plover, Laurens and finally Mason City High School retiring in 2002. She took her vocal groups to State competition numerous times, having many students qualify for All State Choir. She married Arlo Dean Halvorson on March 24, 2000.
As Dean had his pilot’s license and Carol owned a plane they would fly to different locations on a whim (for breakfast, shopping or just to fly)! She enjoyed wintering in South Padre Island in Texas, collecting ceramic parrots and decorative exotic animals, she was an amazing decorator. Carol loved the outdoors whether she was driving her Mustang convertible, swimming in her pool or just relaxing in the sun she always had a smile on her face.
She is survived by her brother; Paul (Jane) Biederman Jr of Spirit Lake, IA; nieces, Kris ( Mike) Blunt, Donna (Don) Wernet of Mason City, IA; Nephews, Blaine (Dr. Christine) Biederman of Madison, WI and Bradley Biederman of Salt Lake City, UT and many great nieces and nephews and a very special friend Roger Hasstedt and his family.
Preceding her in death are her parents, grandparents and husbands Shirley Pardun in 1995 and A Dean Halvorson in 2013.
A special thank you to MercyOne Critical Care Unit for their superior care in caring for Carol and the compassion they gave to her family.