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Carol Taubert

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Carol Rae Taubert, 85, Beaver Creek, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, at Tuff Memorial Home in Hills.
Graveside committal will be at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at Beaver Creek Cemetery. A memorial service will be at 4:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Beaver Creek, with visitation to follow from 5 to 6 p.m. at the church.
Carol Anderson was born March 27, 1937, in San Diego, California, to Roy and Clara (Hovland) Anderson. She grew up in San Diego where her father was a naval career man. The family lived for a short time in North Fork, Virginia, but most of their time was in San Diego. Carol was baptized at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in San Diego on May 13, 1937, and confirmed her faith on May 25, 1952.
The family moved to Hills in 1950 to be near grandparents following her father’s honorable discharge. Carol met Harvey Taubert at Hills Friendship Days on a blind date. When Carol’s family returned to San Diego a short time later, Carol and Harvey continued dating. As luck would have it, Harvey was stationed with the navy in San Diego during the Korean War.
Carol married Harvey Taubert on June 12, 1955, at Our Savior’s Lutheran in San Diego. The newlyweds returned to Minnesota where they built a house on the Taubert family farm in Beaver Creek in 1965. They moved to Ramona, California, in 1974 to be near Carol’s parents for the next ten years. She worked at Lawrence Welk’s restaurant, McDonald’s and took on sewing and crafting jobs.
They returned to the Midwest around 1985 where they found a home in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for a few years before returning to Beaver Creek. She enjoyed her 30 years of work in the retail industry, starting first at Dayton’s and then Younkers, where she retired in 2017. Her husband, Harvey, died on Nov. 3, 2021. Carol moved to the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills in July 2022.
Carol was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Beaver Creek, where she served on circle and attended many session meetings over the years. She was known for preparing Easter morning brunch for her congregational family. She served as a 4-H leader when her children were in the program.
Carol was a talented seamstress. She sewed many clothes for her family and taught her children to sew. She crocheted, made dolls, Cabbage Patch kids and many other crafts. Carol and Harvey enjoyed dancing, especially square dancing. Carol was also known as a great cook.
Carol is survived by her children Harveen (Bruce) Gluf of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Kristi (Rob) Taubert-Geffs of Phoenix, Arizona, Philip (Beth) Taubert of Sioux Falls, Renae (Martin) Murphy of San Diego, Ardis Ruth Taubert (Maurice Mechels) of Luverne, and Mark (Penni) Taubert of Beaver Creek; 16 grandchildren, Maria, Thomas, Suzanne, Vanessa, Erika, Daniel, Seth, Matthew, Disa, Shaun, Tami, Ramona, Jacob, Raya and Markie; 27 great-grandchildren; sister Barbara Trzynka of Morning View, Kentucky; and other family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey; her parents; and infant granddaughter Anna Taubert.
Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne,
(1103 F)

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