Carmen Lee Wolfkiel, 93, of Eagle, ID, died January 10, 2022 at St Luke’s Hospital from pneumonia. Sh was born May 3, 1928 in Ustick, ID to Ollie and Lela Walters. She grew up in the Boise Valley and graduated from Star High School where she met William (Dee) Harold Wolfkiel and married him on November 13, 1946.
Carmen had two sisters and two brothers: Eleanor, Dorothy, Billy, and Leland Walters. Together, Carmen and Dee had six children, Carol (Curtis) Purdy of Middleton, ID, Fred (Marlene) Wolfkiel of Adrian, OR, Penny Hansen of Meridian, ID, Frank (Angie) Wolfkiel of Nampa, ID, George (Diane) Wolfkiel of Middleton, ID, and John (Patty) Wolfkiel of Nampa, ID; her grandchildren include, Gary Myers, Larry Myers, Kelly Jo Wolfkiel, Sherry Wolfkiel, Travis Wolfkiel, Molly Jo Landers, Jason Wolfkiel, Dustin Hansen, Bradley Wolfkiel, Brandy Berry, Matthew Wolfkiel, Eric Wolfkiel, Kevin Wolfkiel, and Kyle Wolfkiel; as well as 30 great-grandchildren and 23 great great-grandchildren.
Carmen was very active in the Eagle and Star Senior Center. On November 10, 2015, Carmen was honored with a 30 year plaque from the City of Eagle for her contribution to the community.
While Dee was alive, they did some traveling and spent time in Arizona. She was an avid pinochle player and loved her bingo (of which she won quite a bit). She enjoyed puzzle books as a past time and playing games on her computer.
Carmen is survived by all her children, most of her grandchildren, all her great and great great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was the last aunt on both sides of the family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, all her siblings, and a special grandson Jason Wolfkiel.
There will be a viewing on Monday. January 24th from 5-8 PM at Coverdale Funeral Home’s Gibson Chapel in Boise, Idaho. A graveside services will take place at 1PM on Tuesday, January 25th at Star Cemetery in Star, Idaho.
Donations can be made to the Star and Eagle Senior Centers.
We would like to thank all the nurses at St Luke’s that took care of our mother and the people at the Senior Centers that kept mom going.
Mom, you were our rock. We will miss you.