Carol Joan Biere (pronounced Beer-ee) was born on March 22, 1940 to Roy A. and Augusta N. Larson (Enevoldsen) in St. Paul, Nebraska.  She was a faithful member of Fairdale Methodist Church where she was baptized and confirmed.  She graduated from St. Paul High School in 1957 where she was active in the school band.  She continued her education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics.  It was at the University where she met Dean and the two were married on July 23, 1961 after the crops were planted and the wheat was cut.  Carol’s first teaching position was in Cook, Nebraska where she taught Home Economics, Math, and Biology.  She went on to accept a teaching position at Nebraska City High School in Home Economics.  After four years, she retired to start a family and help Dean on the family farm.  Carol had many jobs on the farm, including bookkeeping, raising two daughters, and even driving the combine at harvest time for 25 years.  Carol was an active member of Bethel United Church of Christ since joining in 1961.  She served as a Sunday school teacher and on Women’s Fellowship and many church boards.  She was initiated into P.E.O. Chapter CF in 1970 where she served as president.  Her membership of 54 years was very special to her.  She was the founding director of the Otoe County Respite program.  She enjoyed being a part of the Neighborhood Social Club up until her passing.  Carol enjoyed researching the genealogy of both her and Dean’s family, and as a result, they travelled extensively to their ancestral places.  She also loved bird watching and flower gardening.  Carol was a talented musician, playing the piano, accordion, flute and church organ.  She is survived by Dean, her husband of 63 years, her two children Jennifer (Andrew) Hartman and Anne (Todd Hawkesworth) Biere and two grandchildren, Gage and Mira Hartman.  She is also survived by her brothers-in-law, Arlo (Diane) Biere and Fred Terry as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Preceding her in death are their infant daughter Nadine, brother-in-law Norman Biere, and sister-in-law Marcia Terry.

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. July 6, 2024 at Bethel Church in Nebraska with burial to follow in Wyuka Cemetery.


Visitations will be 1:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday at Marshall Funeral Chapel in Nebraska City with the family greeting friends from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M.


Memorials are suggested to the Nebraska Children’s Home Society in Omaha.


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Marshall Funeral Chapel of Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.