Carol K. Walters
FAIRMONT – Memorial services for Carol K. Walters, 64, of Fairmont, Minn., will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 17, 2013, at Lakeview Funeral Home Chapel in Fairmont.
Carol passed away Wednesday morning, June 12, 2013, at her home in Fairmont. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at Lakeview Funeral Home, and will continue one hour prior to the services at the Lakeview Funeral Home on Monday.
Carol Kay (Olson) Walters was born Dec. 17, 1948, in Delavan, Minn., the daughter of LeRoy and Zelpha (Clark) Olson. She attended school in Welcome and graduated from Welcome High School in 1966. On Aug. 12, 1967, Carol was united in marriage to Melvin Eckmann in Fairmont. This union was blessed with four children. The couple lived in Fairmont and later divorced in 1987. On June 29, 1997, Carol was united in marriage to Charles Walters at Lincoln Park in Fairmont. Carol and Charles shared over 15 years together and were blessed with one child. In her early years, Carol worked as a waitress at Lorel’s. She later worked at Tyco until its closing in 2004. Most recently, she worked at Kmart before starting at Walmart in Fairmont when it opened. During her free time, Carol enjoyed planting flowers and reading as well as camping with her family. Carol especially loved the time she spent with her grandchildren and caring for them.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Charles Walters of Fairmont; children, Stacy (Monica) Eckmann of Virginia, Jacob (Robin) Eckmann of Fairmont, Chad (Torre) Eckmann of Fairmont, Nicole (James) Dollen of Truman, Amber Walters (Megan Hendrycks) of Fairmont, and Wayne (Jessica) Walters of Italy; sisters, Ann Buchan (Dean Hilpipre) of Outing, Minn., and Betty (Wendell) Moeller of Sarcoxie, Mo.; brother, Jerry (Mary) Olson of Texas; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one on the way; many other relatives and friends.
Along with her parents, LeRoy and Zelpha Olson, Carol was preceded in death by her step-daughter, Melinda Walters; grandson, Cody Dollen; and brother-in-law, Gerald Buchan.