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Carolyn Elizabeth Fager

June 27, 1937 — December 20, 2021

Carolyn E. Fager, 84, passed away Monday, December 20, 2021, at Osage Nursing Manor in Osage City.

Carolyn Elizabeth Havenstein was born June 27, 1937, in Topeka, the daughter of Arthur and Eva (Swenson) Havenstein. She graduated from Osage City High School in 1955.

She was joined in marriage to Alden R. Fager on September 25, 1955, in Osage City. He preceded her in death on January 16, 2013.

Carolyn helped her husband with bookkeeping and accounting for Fager Plumbing and Heating. She was also a very talented seamstress, sewed many beautiful pieces over the years for family and friends. She enjoyed knitting and made dozens of baby blankets, sweaters, and her family’s much loved Christmas stockings. Carolyn was also a wonderful cook and baker, teaching many of her skills and sharing her recipes.

She was a member of the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Osage City and was a member of Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of American (WELCA).

Carolyn will be forever remembered by her sister, Janet Seyfert of Buckner, Missouri; daughter, Ruth Fager of Osage City; two sons, Martin (Tammyra) Fager and Daniel (Laurie) Fager, all of Osage City; four grandchildren, Lauren (Logan) Jerore, Lexie Fager (Dylan Robert), Lucas Fager and Lane Fager, all of Osage City and two great-grandchildren. She was Aunt Carolyn to several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Ronald Havenstein.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Osage City. Interment will take place at Rapp Cemetery, west of Osage City. Memorial contributions may be to WELCA and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth, Osage City, Kansas 66523. Condolences may be expressed at Vanarsdalefs. com.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Grace Lutheran Evangelical Church

210 Holliday Street, Osage City, KS 66523

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