Caryl Garrison Obituary

Caryl Jean Garrison
Caryl Jean Garrison
Caryl Jean Garrison

June 16, 1937 - November 21, 2007
Born in Devils Lake, ND
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Caryl Jean Garrison died Wednesday, November 21, 2007 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at Windsor Heights Lutheran Church with burial to follow at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines

Caryl was born June 16, 1937 in Devils Lake, North Dakota. She graduated from Trinity School of Nursing in Minot, North Dakota. Caryl married Serge Garrison on April 29, 1960. She worked as a Registered Nurse at Iowa Lutheran Hospital and has worked as a Legal Nurse for the Bradshaw Law Firm from 1987 until her death.

Caryl was an active member of Windsor Heights Lutheran Church and was known for her selflessness and concern for those around her. She was devoted to her family and friends and will forever be remembered for her quiet strength, wisdom, compassion and generosity. She enjoyed traveling and looked forward to her annual trips to Sanibel Island with her close friends and to cheering the Iowa Hawkeyes on to victory. Her family will remember her with great love and affection as the quintessential "Mom" and "Grandma" and she will live on through her family.

Caryl was preceded in death by her husband Serge, who died in 2005, her parents, Lawrence and Ida Knoke and her brother Richard Knoke. She is survived by her children, Kristanne (Robert McCartney) Garrison of Davenport, William (Cristy Blake) Garrison of Minneapolis, Susan Garrison of Des Moines and Julie Garrison of Des Moines, grandchildren Lauren and JacobGarrison of Minneapolis, her brother Larry (Phyllis) Knoke, Sister-in Law Karen Knoke, several nieces and nephews, one great-great niece and a special friend, Zachary Burgart.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Iles Funeral Homes - Dunn's Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Windsor Heights Lutheran Church.


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Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Monday, November 26, 2007
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Windsor Heights Lutheran Church
1240 - 66th Street
Des Moines, IA US 50311
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
11:00 AM
Resthaven Cemetery
801 19th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Tuesday, November 27, 2007