Let the memory of Carolyn be with us forever
  • 75 years old
  • Born on December 11, 1937 .
  • Passed away on August 9, 2013 .

Carolyn Leutwyler was born in Texas on December 11, 1937 and passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer on August 9, 2013 near her Venice, Florida home. She is survived by three of her five children, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.  We will remember her forever.

Carolyn's resting place will be in Davenport, Iowa with her beloved daughter, Lori Ann Leutwyler. 

Memorial services are not planned at this time, but we encourage anyone who wishes to reminisce about Carolyn to add their stories and photos to this site.   
Your contributions will help to create a lasting memorial that reflects the impact she had on so many lives.

In response to inquiries regarding Memorial donations in Carolyn's name, we have found the following organizations dedicated to cancer research:  

American Cancer Society:  https://donate.cancer.org/index

Cancer Research Institute - Honor/Memorial Giving:  http://www.cancerresearch.org/giving-to-cri/honor-memorial-giving

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (scroll to bottom of page for Memorial giving):  https://www.kintera.org/AutoGen/Simple/Donor.asp?ievent=475938&en=doICLJPpEbIDJJPqEhKILIPlHeJPIUOwHiJNLUMCJoJZG  

Posted by Roy Shultz on 5th April 2015
I am Carolyn's cousin and she, my dad and I all shared the same birth date. I miss all of our times together in Thalia, TX. I was able to visit with her in Dallas at Nan Sues house the last trip she made. I have posted some pictures of her on the D M Shultz Sr facebook page.
Posted by Ric Leutwyler on 11th December 2014
Our mother would be 77 years old today. If she were with us today she would be so proud of all her grandchildren. And she would be looking forward to spending Christmas with one of her boys and their families. I know that our daughters always looked forward to time with "Grambo." Perhaps now...she can spend Christmas with all of us.
Posted by Linda Wilkinson on 19th August 2013
I remember so many good times -- in the Quad Cities, on trips, lunches with mutual friends, walks, talks, laughs (for example when we changed our clothes in a restroom stall in London .. so we could be properly attired to attend a London Rotary Club luncheon!) You lived life fully, Carolyn. May you rest in peace.
Posted by Don Roberts on 15th August 2013
Dave and Family: Peg and i send our Love and prayers for Good Grief; as big love for our mom's require it. May the Peace of Christ be with you all Rev. Don and Peg Roberts
Posted by Tony Martini on 14th August 2013
To Dave and the Leutwyler family, Please know that the entire Memphis Goodwill family send our heartfelt condolences on your loss. God answers prayers, and we know our prayers for a joyous reunion of Carolyn and her Lord and Savior have already been answered. Tony Martini
Posted by Christine Agy on 14th August 2013
Carolyn was a great teacher of optimism and positive thinking. That coupled with her enthusiasm for new adventures and her boundless heart for family and friends leave a big hole with her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Posted by Lora Adams on 14th August 2013
Carolyn was the most delightful women. She had that Southern charm that just made things happen. I am so sorry of her passing. I hope that memories will bring some comfort to her family. God Bless You, Carolyn.
Posted by Ann Kappeler on 14th August 2013
I feel so lucky to have know Carolyn! She was a bright light in the lives of so many Bettendorf Rotarians! My sincere sympathy to family and friends. Carolyn will be missed by so many.
Posted by Connie Mangler on 14th August 2013
I am offering my deepest Sympathy to Carolyn's family and friends. She was a wonderful person inside and out and as Tom Ahlstrand said - "she will be missed". RIP Carolyn Leutwyler!
Posted by Richard Schillig on 14th August 2013
Carolyn was Rotary President in 2006-2007. Photo from Run with Carl is her presenting awards following Run/Walk event. Thoughts and sincere sympathy to all the family for a terrific loss.
Posted by Nicole McWilliams on 14th August 2013
I learned so much Carolyn about what it means to be a Rotarian. Most importantly, she taught me that you can accomplish anything with a litter persistence and dedication. Without her persistence, the president of Rotary International never would have visited the Quad Cities, and we all know what a special night that was! She will be forever missed!
Posted by Tom Ahlstrand on 14th August 2013
I am so sorry to hear of Carolyn's passing. She was a great Rotarian and friend. I was the one who gave her a laugh in changing her lightbulbs in her A frame house. She had a laugh as it took one Rotarian, me, to change it and about 15 to hold the ladder. My deepest condolences to the family, she will be missed.

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