Carolyn J. Zemelka
  • Born on: August 5, 1941
  • Departed on: May 2, 2021
  • Resided in: Bettendorf, IA

Carolyn J. Zemelka

Carolyn J. Zemelka, 79, of Bettendorf, died May 2, 2021 at the University of Iowa Hospital.

Carolyn was born August 5, 1941 in New Sharon, Iowa to Harold and Barbara Dunlap. She married Sherman Lane on September 15, 1962. Sherman preceded her in death on December 28, 1990. Carolyn was united in marriage to Dr. Wayne H. Zemelka on July 4, 2004. He preceded her in death on January 11, 2013.

She retired from Rock Island Arsenal as an Ammunition Supply Clerk. During her employment she enjoyed playing golf, and was a member of the International Toastmistresses. Carolyn enjoyed flying in the Cessna single engine aircraft with her late husband, Wayne. Her greatest passion was spending quality time with her family. She was a loving and kind mother who had a magic effect that made people love her.

She is survived by her children, Kim (Tim) Meinert of Social Circle, GA, Linda Lane of Bettendorf, IA, and Scott (Carrie) Lane of Davenport, IA; brothers, Jim (Sandra) Dunlap of Mt. Carrol, IL, Larry (Linda) Dunlap of East Moline, IL; grandchildren, Derek Meinert, Dylan Lane, Taylor and Gage Lane, Niko Mendez, and Brysen Gott; and great-grandchildren, Preston, Hailey, and Halo Lane. 

A celebration of life will take place at a later date. 
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