Carol L. Berding, 67, of Mason City passed away on December 10, 2022, surrounded by her family.
A memorial visitation will be held for Carol on Monday, December 19, 2022, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 North Pennsylvania, with a service to follow beginning at 4:00 p.m., with Rev. Dan Gerrietts officiating.
Carol Lucille (Shaver) Berding, daughter of Merle and Gloria (Brown) Shaver, was born on September 17, 1955, in Storm Lake, Iowa. She grew up and went to school first in Iowa and then later in California where she met her first husband, Charlie Goyette, and had a son, Craig.
Carol and Craig eventually moved to Mason City, IA where she waitressed at Gretchen's Sweets and met her husband, Butch Berding. They were united in marriage on September 9, 1978, in Plymouth, IA, and together they had three children.
Carol worked a variety of jobs throughout her life, but she took the most pride in caring for her kids and grandkids. Carol was a wonderful cook and had many requests over the years for her famous potato salad. Christmas was her favorite holiday, and she enjoyed decorating, making cookies, hosting, and putting on a spread for the whole family. Throughout her life, Carol enjoyed spoiling her grandbabies, watching movies, reading books, listening to music, dancing, taking family vacations, and trips to the casino. She had a special place in her heart for many animals over the years, especially her late dog, Maggie, and her cat, Howard. Carol will always be remembered for her sense of humor, fun-loving personality, infectious laugh, and big blue eyes.
Carol is survived by Butch Berding, the love of her life for over 48 years; three children, Craig (Theresa) Goyette of Mason City, IA, Joseph Berding of Plymouth, IA, and Krystal (Jessie) Bolinger of Mason City, IA; eleven grandchildren, Yngwie Goyette, Justice (James) Howey, Jodi Losee (Cody Kirtz), Trenten Goyette, Cynthia Goyette, Sierra Berding (Brandon Pals), Baileigh Berding, Jack Berding, Hallie Berding, Brody Bolinger, and Ella Bolinger; two great grandchildren, Jemma Howey and Jasper Howey; sister, Nancy Arndt of Acworth, GA; brothers, Joe (Jenny) Shaver of Mason City, IA and Bryan (Karyn) Shaver of Mason City, IA; friend, Alissa Graven; biological mother, Dorothy Camp; biological brother, David Decker; biological sister, Debbie Stone; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Nicole Berding; her parents, Merle Shaver and Gloria Shaver; sister, Deanie McCune; father and mother-in-law; as well as numerous brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, and nephews.