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Carol Blincow

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Carol Jean Blincow, 87, of Carroll, Iowa, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023.

Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at First United Methodist Church in Carroll with the Rev. Terry Plocher officiating. Organist for service will be Ellen Severin. Burial will be at Carroll City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll and from 9:30-10:15 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for the family at

Carol was born on Aug. 28, 1935, in Auburn, Nebraska, and she was a daughter of Theodore and Alice (Fleer) Troxel. She grew up in Hastings, Nebraska, where she graduated from high school and then attended Hastings College where she earned her teaching certificate and a degree in English.

Carol was married to Robert Blincow on June 19, 1957, in Hastings. The couple made their home in Houston, Texas, St. Louis, Missouri, and Cheyenne, Wyoming, before moving to Carroll where Bob was the administrator of St. Anthony Regional Hospital and Carol did substitute teaching while raising their children. She then began a career at First Federal Savings and Loan as a teller and later becoming a certified financial adviser.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Carroll and Chapter EB of P.E.O. Carol was a founding member of Carroll Community Theatre, and she served on the Carroll Library Board. Carol enjoyed traveling, cooking, playing and teaching bridge, reading, puzzles, socializing with her friends, and spending time with her family.

Carol is survived by a daughter: Rebecca Claypool of Williamsburg, Iowa; a son: Robert Blincow Jr. (Cindy) of West Des Moines; two grandchildren: John Claypool (Angie) of Grapevine, Texas, and Sarah Claypool of Des Moines; a sister Jan Prisco of San Mateo, California; a sister-in-law Barb Troxel of Wyoming; several nieces and nephews; and many good friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Theodore and Alice Troxel; her father- and mother-in-law: Floyd and Henrietta Blincow; a sister Judy West (Scott); a brother Richard Troxel; son-in-law Tom Claypool; and her husband: Robert Blincow in 1992.

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