Independence – Carol A. Hemsath, 83 years old, of Independence, Iowa , died on Monday, March 11, 2019 , at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence . She was born on December 13, 1935 , in Buchanan County , near Aurora , Iowa , the daughter of William Julius and Mable Ida (Koob) Gosse. She graduated from high school in Dunkerton , Iowa , with the Class of 1954. On November 4, 1955 , she and Donald William Hemsath were married at Bennington Lutheran Church in Waterloo , Iowa . Mrs. Hemsath was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Independence . She enjoyed fishing, gardening, cooking and her dogs and cats. For 50 years, she was a volunteer substitute cook at the Independence Senior Center in Independence .
Mrs. Hemsath is survived by her husband of 63 years, Donald, 2 sons, Rick (Deb) Hemsath and Scott (Kathy) Hemsath, both of Rowley , Iowa , and 1 daughter, Pam (Vince) O’Loughlin of Independence. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and 2 brothers, David Gosse and Dale Gosse.
Memorial Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2019 , at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Independence . Burial will be in Rowley Cemetery in Rowley , Iowa , at a later date. White Funeral Home of Independence is in charge of arrangements. On line condolences may be left at www.White-MtHope.com.