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Carol Corrine (Kusmenko) Boeckel
September 30, 1946 ~ December 8, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Carol Corrine Boeckel, 77, of Bismarck, ND formerly of Beulah, ND passed away Friday, December 8, 2023. Services will be held at 10:00 AM CST on Friday, December 15, 2023 at Prairie View Church of God, Beulah with Pastor Corey Fifer officiating. Burial will take place at a later date at the North Dakota Veteran’s Cemetery, Mandan, ND.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM CST on Thursday, December 14 at Barbot Funeral Home, Beulah.
Carol was the oldest daughter born to Otto and LaVerne (Wiedrich) Kusmenko. She and her younger brother, Calvin, were raised on a farm northwest of Zap, ND. It was there that they learned many life lessons about hard work. The most important lesson they learned was about the benefit of having your foundation on the solid rock of Jesus.
Carol carried this lesson with her everywhere and applied it to everything she did. She met her husband of 56 years, Gaylen, at Wednesday night church. Like many marriages, they faced trials and difficult times but they had also decided to build their family on the cornerstone of Jesus. So they chose to love each other through it all.
Carol and Gaylen were blessed with three children, Terry, Teresa and Tonya. One of Carol’s favorite things to do was attend every single activity she could for each child. Whether it was a football game, basketball game or choir concert, Carol was often found wringing her nervous hands, hoping and praying that no one got hurt. Her deep love for these activities extended to her three grandsons. While it was more difficult to get to David’s activities in Florida, you could be sure you would see a proud comment from Gramma on each Facebook post. She stood beside soccer fields and sat at elementary concerts for both Turner and Tysen.
Another one of Carol’s favorite things was expressing her love through cooking. This was evident in each meticulously planned menu. She tried her hardest to include as many favorites as she could, be that rice and bananas for Terry, taco salad for Teresa or deviled eggs for Tonya, or the beloved peanut butter stuff for her nephew, Jason. She loved to cook and she was good at it!
If you would have asked Carol what she wanted you to know and remember about her, her answer would have been that she loved Jesus with every fiber of her being. She gave years to leading many memorable VBS programs, teaching Wednesday night children’s church, and playing piano at church. Right up to last Christmas, she was still asked to go up to the piano and play the carols. Carol would want you to know that Jesus loves you and that there is no greater strength giver-healer-comforter or source of peace.
It is because of her greatest devotion that we do not mourn as those who have no hope! We will see her again in Heaven, if we too will only believe.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Cancer Research Institute or Church of God World Missions.
Arrangements are conducted by Barbot Funeral Home, Beulah and Hazen.