Carolyn Sue (Rentfro) Lind

Carolyn Sue (Rentfro) Lind, 83, of Houghton, Iowa, passed away at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, February 25, 2023, at her home.

She was born on December 2, 1939, in Carbondale, Illinois, the daughter of Lowell Everett and Clara M. (Spiller Cannon) Rentfro. On June 27, 1959, she married Charles William Lind, Jr. in Maspeth, New York.

Survivors include her husband: Bill; children: Michael Rowdy Lind of Donnellson, Iowa, Katrina B. (Mike) Altenhofen of Washington, Iowa, Jason Cody (Kathy) Lind of Dayton, Ohio; special family friend: Betty Jo Kennedy of Farmington, Iowa; five grandchildren: Dustin Michael, Shamus Cody, Benjamin Altenhofen all of Washington, Iowa, Amber Grace and Dakoda James (Cody) Lind of Dayton, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother: Kenneth Cannon; first cousin: Judith Metten Killian and many Spiller cousins.

Sue was raised a Southern Baptist and was baptized in Crab Orchard Lake in Carbondale, Illinois. She was a country girl at heart, as most of her youth and adult life, she lived in the country. She started her occupational history at age fourteen in Carbondale at the Dog N Suds as a carhop. After graduation from Personnel Airline training, she worked for Pan American Airlines in Queens, New York. Following her work in Queens, she became a travel agent in Belleville, Illinois and then went on to Donnellson Elementary School, in Donnellson, Iowa, as an aide and helped out at the Donnellson Library. Sue was a member of Sharon Presbyterian Church in Farmington, the Lee County Extension Youth Council, Lee County Fair Board and the Mt. Hamill Sunshine Coffee Club. She also was a 4-H leader for the Harrison Huskies Club. She loved her family reunion gatherings in southern Illinois, where she had forty-seven first cousins. Sue enjoyed being a part of Lind Suffolk Sheep, going to fairs, livestock shows and sales, wiener roasts with family and friends. Most of all, she cherished dancing the waltz with her partner in life – Billy.

A visitation begin at 12:00 noon, Saturday, March 4, 2023, at Schmitz Funeral Home in Donnellson where the family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, March 5, 2023, at Schmitz Funeral Home in Donnellson with Pastor Katrina Bergman and Pastor Larry Shipley officiating.

Burial will be at Sharon Cemetery, rural Farmington, Iowa.

Memorials has been established in her memory for Lee County Hospice or Sharon Presbyterian Church.

Schmitz Funeral Home of Donnellson is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at