The family of Carolyn Hodapp will celebrate her life of 81 years at 11:00 am on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel. The family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. She passed away on Friday, August 7, 2020. The service will be live-streamed and be available for thirty days on this page. You are encouraged to sign the virtual guestbook and share memories and expressions of sympathy by selecting the icon.
Carolyn Hodapp was born on October 18, 1938, to Emil and Cecilia Nelson in New Virginia, Iowa. She married Dennis on June 1, 1957, in Harlan, Iowa. While Dennis served in the United States Army, they traveled the world sharing their dreams and making memories. Carolyn enjoyed styling hair and gave back by working as a cosmetology instructor. When her children were young, she was also involved in every activity with them. She loved to entertain and prepare for family celebrations.
Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Dennis Hodapp; their children, Terri Hodapp Soliz, and husband, Alex; and Dennis William Hodapp; grandchildren, Blake Malick and wife, Heather; and Spenser Malick and wife, Erika; great-grandchildren, Paxton, Brooke, and Kellan Malick; and sister, Shirley Bancoy.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Cecilia Nelson; two brothers, Bob and Bill Nelson.