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In Memory of Carol M. Spoo

Gathering of Family and Friends

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday October 6, 2021
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Memorial Service

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wednesday October 6, 2021
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Carol Marie (Nagel) Spoo, age 78, of Houlton, WI, passed away on September 29, 2021 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN.

She was born on November 15, 1942, in Fairmont, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Rolland and Vivian (Sennefelder) Nagel. Carol graduated from Sherburn High School in Sherburn, Minnesota in 1960.

On October 21 1966, Carol was united in marriage to Reginald Spoo in Algona, Iowa. They lived in St. Anthony Village, Minnesota for 23 years then built a home in the country in Houlton, Wisconsin. Carol worked for the University of Minnesota for 11 years after graduation, and until their son Trevor was born in 1971. She also worked for a dress shop in St. Anthony Village for 6 years, a dentist in St. Anthony Village for 4 years, and her previous position as office manager for Dock Café in Stillwater, Minnesota where she worked for 26 years.

Carol was a member of Nativity Lutheran Church in St. Anthony Village for 50 years.

Carol enjoyed her grandchildren, gardening, reading, and travel.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents Rolland and Vivian Nagel and sister Jenny.

A Memorial Service for Carol will be held at 12:00 on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at the O’Connell Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., with a gathering of friends and family held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society of Wisconsin.

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    • I had the pleasure of working and visiting with Carol at the Dock Cafe. She is a wonderful woman and will me missed by many.
      My Condolences to her family
      Barb Costa

    • We have know Carol and Reg from Nativity for many years as well. I remember when she worked at Apache at the dress shop and then I ran into at the Doc when I was there for a girls weekend. She will be missed and we were sad to hear the news. Rest in peace Carol.

    • My Dear Friend Carol
      We have known Carol and Reg for over 40 yrs. Our original kinship was over cars, street rods to be more exact. This was a hobby of our husbands and it involved spending weekends at car shows around the area. As time went by a group of friends developed. A group of crazy, dear, fun, and loving people. Along with area car shows we started traveling to more distant areas. No. and So. Dokato, Iowa, Colorado, Syracuse NY, Thunder Bay, Canada, Wisc., Louisville, Kentucky, Columbus, Ohio and the annual Back-to-the-50s at the St. Paul fairgrounds. We were a group of 6 couples and our kids who traveled with us many times. The guys would enjoy the cars and us gals bonded into a strong friendship. The rock in this friendship was Carol. She was such a dear, never saying anything bad about anyone. She was always welling for anything. She made sure we all knew what and when something was being planned. We weren’t an easy group to ruin in but Carol did her best to keep us on the straight and narrow. Because of this we duped her “Mother Superior”.
      Our tight knit group, after many years, started going different directions. Moves, retirements, etc. We tried to stay in touch one way or another. Carol was the planner getting people together as often as possible. She was our personel enformer letting us know what was happening with people we knew. Marriages, babies, and deaths. She was our one constant.
      Her and Reg along with Roger and Jane made the trek to visit us when we were living in Alaska. We under took a 10 day road trip from the southern town of Homer to the far nothern city of Fairbanks. Six people and luggage in a van. What a great memory.
      I loved Carol so much. Through her illness fight I saw a warrior. She worked so hard through one thing after another, always positive and trying to make me feel better about her trials. “I’ll be fine”, “I’m getting stronger.” At the end she had to let go and find peace in a better place with her dear sister and her dear friend Jean.
      How much I well miss our calls and texts. Our Sharing books we had read, how our gardens were doing, how her loving grandkids were doing and how things were at the job she loved. So many things. She is a rock