Tammy Joy Carolan, 55, of Center Point, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at the hospice unit of St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids after a year-and-a-half courageous battle with cancer. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 14, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Funeral Mass: 11 a.m. Monday, May 15, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Hiawatha, officiated by Father Mark Ressler. Burial: Dunkard Cemetery, Toddville.
Tammy is survived by her husband, Joseph of Center Point; daughters, Shannon (Matt) Kostuck of Madison, Wis., and Nicole (Jacob) Shimek of Swisher; grandchildren, Aiden, Isaac, Rory and Jaxxon; parents, John and Judy "Rose Ann" Tietz of Marion; brother, Tim (Carol) Tietz of Hiawatha; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents.
Tammy was born Dec. 19, 1961, in Mason City, Iowa, the daughter of John and Judy "Rose Ann" (Willert) Tietz. She graduated from Kennedy High School. Tammy was united in marriage to Joseph Carolan on July 18, 1981. She worked as the secretary registrar of the professional development department at Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids for over 30 years.
Tammy was a member of the Center Point-Urbana School board for two terms. She enjoyed attending sporting events that her daughters participated in and was involved with many family activities. Tammy enjoyed baking, especially sharing her sugar cookies for St. Patrick's Day. She loved being with her family, especially time spent with her girls. Tammy always supported her family and friends; she wasn't afraid to "keep you in line."
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