Carole Lee Koelzer, a long-time resident of Clinton Twp., was received into the loving arms of Jesus and the angels of Heaven on Sunday evening, April 3, 2022 at 80 years of age. She was surrounded by the love of her family in McClaren Macomb Hospital in Mt.Clemens.
Carole was born on October 23, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan. She was united in marriage to her loving husband, Gerald M. Koelzer on May 5, 1962 in St. Athanasius Catholic Church of Roseville. The couple first lived in Fraser, then moved to Traverse City for a short time before finally settling in Clinton Twp. in 1974. Carole worked for over 25 years in the food service department of the Chippewa Valley School System. Carole loved collecting rocks and was a former member of the Grand Traverse Rock and Mineral Club for many years. She had a knack for gardening, enjoyed knitting, and was an avid reader. She enjoyed providing for others and was a prolific member of her church, volunteering her time organizing funeral luncheons and participating in the McRest program that helped the homeless in the area. She enjoyed traveling, specifically the many trips to Hawaii. Most of all she enjoyed sharing her love with her devoted family. Carole will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
Carole is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Gerald; her loving children, Janice (Darrall) Headrick of North Richland Hills Texas and Gary (Jinine) Koelzer of Caro; her loving grandchildren, Katie, Megan, Jordyn, Dustin and great-grandchildren, Liam, Luke, Grace, Sloan and Declan (who is on his way to enter the family soon). She was preceded in death by her sister Nancy Cypret.
A memorial gathering was held Tuesday, April 12 at Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Rd., Fraser, starting at 10 AM. At 12 PM, following the gathering, a memorial service will be performed by Pastor Andy Timm of Macomb Christian Church. A life celebration will follow at Infinity Hall and Restaurant of Fraser. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made in Carole’s honor with their organization of choice.
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