Carol M. “Kelly” Gould, age 88 of Belle Plaine, passed away Thursday, September 15, 2016 at the Marengo Memorial Hospital. Memorial Service: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, September 24, 2016, Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo with Rev. Jim Davis officiating. Inurnment: Koszta Cemetery, rural Marengo with military honors. The family will receive friends after 9:30 A.M. Saturday until service time at the funeral home. Memorials may be contributed to the Marengo American Legion Post 76 or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Kelly is survived by his wife, Joyce “Elaine” Gould of Cedar Rapids; a son, Benjamin (Cindy) of Appleton WI ; two daughters, Becky (Mike) Hite of Gresham, OR and Christine Carol Gould of Crooks, SD; six grandchildren, Lindsay Gould of Cleveland, OH, Stephanie (Jon) Weiss of Mbeya, Tanzania, Ashley (Shannon) Scott of Columbus, OH, Jeremiah (Katie) Gould of San Diego, CA, Jessica Hite of Huber Heights, OH and Kelly Hite of Portland, OR; eleven great-grandchildren, Savannah, David, Sophia and Isiah Weiss, Carson Scott, William and Wyatt Gould, Calvin and Jackson Hite, Ada Dawson and Kennedy Murray. Kelly was also the substitute father for Norma Gould’s children, Amy (Tony) Tomash and Lori Gould.
Carol Mervin Gould was born February 15, 1928 in Honey Creek Township, near Koszta, Iowa. He was the son of Benjamin and Ladye Sloan Gould. He attended the Honey Creek School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Kelly and Joyce Elaine Miner were married Dec 15, 1952. He farmed in the Vinton area for many years and did other farm work before that. Kelly was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoors enthusiast. He was an avid collector and attended many farm and estate auctions. Kelly was a member of the American Legion Post #76.