Carol Nadeen Rocker Herrold passed away peacefully on Jan 7,2021 in Trenton, MO. She was born on November 5, 1932 at the family home on the farm in Seward, NE to Edward and Lydia Rocker. She grew up in Seward and graduated from Seward High School in 1950. While in high school, she met Dale at an outing to a polka dance hall. They were married in Seward on January 27, 1952.
Carol was a school teacher for several years and taught in a one room school with a wood stove. Dale joined the Navy after they married and they moved around the country while he was in the service but landed back in Seward in 1955. They bought their first farm and settled into farming and raising their 5 kids in Eagle, NE in 1956. In 1972, they pulled up roots and moved to Missouri where she and Dale bought several farms over the years. In 1994, she and Dale built their retirement home on Lake Trenton where they spent many happy years until Dale passed in 2019.
Carol was a wonderful and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Last year she became a great-great grandmother for the first time and was looking forward to the birth of another great grandson in March. All the younger generations loved their special time spent with Grandma Carol.
Carol joined many organizations and clubs throughout the years. She was very active in the Elks Ladies, made dozens of bears for Hospice patients, and had great fun with her best friends “The Fearsome Foursome” in the Red Hat Society.
Survivors include brother Dale Rocker (Sandi) of Seward, NE sister-in-law Marilyn Rocker of Seward, NE, daughter Stephanie Jarusek of Columbus, NE (Mick, deceased), son Mike Herrold (Joyce) of Trenton, MO, son Dan Herrold (Debbie Gayle) of Coffey, MO, daughter Valerie Scott (Todd) of Dallas, TX and son Doug Herrold (Debbie JoAnn) of Nixa, MO. Carol had 13 grandchildren: Amy Axtell (Joey), Brandon Herrold (Camille), Andrea Pullan (Dan), Alisha Herrold, Michelle Petersen, Tami Freeland (Cody), Seth Herrold (Tiffany), Benjamin Herrold, Abbie Herrold, Tyler Herrold (Brittany), Nathan Herrold (Nicole), Logan Scott and Bryan Scott. The next generation of great-grandchildren are: Riley (Lakynn), Reed, and Brock Herrold, Morgan and Corbin Axtell, Micah, Joel and Camryn Petersen, Hailey and Trevor Freeland, Chloe Pullan, Sophia Herrold, Cash Herrold, and soon to arrive Hayes Herrold. Carol’s great-great grandson Jameson Riley Herrold was born on September 27th, 2020.
Preceding Carol in death include husband Dale Herrold, her parents Edward and Lydia Rocker, brothers Dean and Duane Rocker, and son-in-law Mick Jarusek.
Open visitation will be Friday from 1:00 until 5:00 and Saturday from 9:00 until 1:00 at Resthaven Mortuary. A private service will be held later with burial in Resthaven Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the Carol Herrold memorial and left with or mailed to the funeral home.
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