Carol J. Hammel, 70, Decorah

Carol J. Hammel, age 70, of Decorah, IA, died Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in LaCrosse, WI.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Washington Prairie Lutheran Church in rural Decorah with Rev. Mark Kvale officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 19 at Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah and on Thursday one hour before the service at the church.

Carol is survived by her husband, Roger of Decorah; two children: Bonnie (David Brown) Hammel of Maple Park, IL and Bruce Hammel of Decorah; two grandchildren: John and Thomas Hammel of Decorah; sisters and brothers: Rosemary (Alton) Lovstuen of Cedar Rapids, IA, Joanne (Robert) Thorson of Decorah, IA, Thomas Keefe of Racine, WI, Kay (Norman) Ihde of Decorah, IA, and William (Gail) Keefe of Decorah, IA; three aunts: Margaret Sorenson of Decorah, IA, Ethel Sensor of Decorah, IA and Bernice Landsworth of Texas; one sister-in-law, Rita (Duane) Snyder of Decorah, IA and one brother-in-law, Richard (Barbara) Hammel of Decorah, IA. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at

About Chris Berg

Chris was born and raised in Webster City, IA. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki and a daughter Brynlee.