Carol Joyce (Sandberg) Stoffer, 71, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at her home in Cedar Rapids after a lengthy battle with breast cancer. A private service will be held for family. Iowa Cremation is assisting the family.
Carol was born Sept. 11, 1945, to Roy David and Edna Florence (Hill) Sandberg in Brainerd, Minn. She moved to Centerville, Iowa, when she was 9 years old and graduated from Centerville High School in 1963. Carol received her associate degree from Indian Hills Community College.
On March 20, 1966, Carol married Paul Eugene "Gene" Stoffer in Centerville. The couple moved to Great Falls, Mont., where Gene was stationed in the Air Force. After he was discharged, the couple relocated to Corydon, Iowa, where Gene was employed in the family business, Stoffer's One Stop, and Carol was active in several community organizations and efforts. In 1994, Gene and Carol moved to Ankeny, and in 2008, the couple moved to Cedar Rapids to be closer to family.
Carol is survived by her husband of 50 years, Gene; two children, Janet Stoffer (Mark Stoffer Hunter) and Edward (Julie) Stoffer; six grandchildren, Emma, Isabelle, Elizabeth, Paul, Carolyn and Luke Stoffer; mother-in-law, Helen Stoffer; brother-in-law, Carl (Sharon) Stoffer; sister-in-law, Jennifer Jill (Stoffer) (Wesley) Belling; and several nieces and nephews.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Roy David Sandberg Jr.; father-in-law, Paul Everett Stoffer; and an infant nephew.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name may be made to The Blesie Tree Foundation, 1951 51st St. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402. This foundation helps cancer patients offset expenses related to fighting cancer.
Online condolences may be conveyed at www.iowacremation.com.