Carrol Faye Brase

Nov 9, 2020




Graveside services have been held at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Waterloo.


Ascension Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or to a charity of the donor's choice. Cards sent to the funeral home will be forwarded to the family.


Carrol Faye Brase, 91, of Waterloo, died Monday, November 9, 2020 at UnityPoint Health—Allen Hospital in Waterloo.

She was born September 13, 1929, in Waverly, the daughter of Elmer and Martha Miller Sauerbrei and was baptized November 28, 1929 and confirmed on March 26, 1944. Carrol graduated from Waverly High School in 1946.

She married Alfred W. Brase July 12, 1947, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Waverly; he died May 25, 2011.

Carrol had been a homemaker but prior to that she had worked at Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. She was a member and past secretary of the Cedar Valley Historical Society. She volunteered in the Gift Shop at UnityPoint Health--Allen Hospital. She was a charter member of Ascension Lutheran Church and an active volunteer. Carrol was a member of Keepsake Quilters as quilting was a full time hobby and a passion for her. She made approximately 50 quilts a year after her children were grown and donated many of them to various missionaries.

Carrol is survived by her sons, Alan of Cedar Falls, Steven (Carol) of West Des Moines, Marvin of Omaha, and Kent of Waterloo; a daughter, Janet (Jim) Morgan of Centerville‚ Ohio; ten grandchildren: Andrew Brase, Elizabeth (Kyle) Barker, Alexander (Courtney Townsend) Brase, Suzanne (Bryan) Rahfeldt, Daniel Morgan, Randal Morgan, Julianne Morgan, Miranda Peterson, Brittany Southall and Hunter Brase; and eight great grandchildren: Zachary, Lillian, Liberty, Lillian ‘Lily’, William, Arianna, Jameson and Kieran.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a brother, Forrest Sauerbrei.

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