Carol Joyce Fluck was born on Jan. 12, 1932, in Buffalo, Minn., the daughter of Glen and Edith (Persian) Ward. She grew up and graduated from high school in Buffalo. On March 17, 1951, she was united in marriage to Harvey K. Fluck after they eloped to Iowa. To this union three daughters, Beth Kay, Cheryl and Cindy, were born. Harvey and Carol were able to share 42 years of marriage before he died on Nov. 9, 1993.
During their early years the couple lived in Crystal, Minn., where the three girls were raised. While living there Carol worked for Univac in Roseville and built the "brain" that helped NASA put the first man on the moon. In 1978, the family moved to Brainerd where they owned and operated the Downtown Motel for many years. She had a wide variety of interests that included gardening, upholstery, cake decorating and real estate sales. After Harvey died Carol moved back to Buffalo for a time, returning to Brainerd three years ago.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Glen and Edith; and her husband, Harvey. Carol is mourned in passing by her children, Beth Kay Ramin, of Brooklyn Center, Cheryl (Robin) Clark, of Brainerd, and Cindy (Terry) Manes, of Burlington, Iowa; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Glo Elliot, of Buffalo, Minn.; a brother, Ted (Fran) Ward, of Kissimmee, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Violet Leske, of Buffalo Lake, Minn.; and a great-aunt, Marge Vieau, of Buffalo, Minn.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter.
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