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September 11, 1937 - April 27, 2020

A private family service will be held at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home, 917 S. Burdick St. A public Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at a later time when we can all be together. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, c/o the funeral home.

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Age 82, passed away on Monday, April 27, 2020. Carol was born in Detroit MI, on September 11, 1937, the daughter of Alden and Laura (Ouelette) Riegel. Carol made friends wherever she went. You could be standing in line at a grocery store one moment, and the next moment you’re sharing life stories with a complete stranger. Carol was a devout Catholic and faithfully attended Mass at St. Mary’s in Milford, MI. She also devoted much of her life teaching throughout the Huron Valley school system, where she loved to be with kindergarten and pre-k children. Nothing was more important to her than her family. She loved being involved in the lives of her daughters, Julie (John) Harris of Howell, Catherine (Paul) Benjamin of South Lyon, Laura (Tim) Healey of Kalamazoo; and grandchildren Courtni (Dakotah) Eastwood, Gary Eastwood, Joeseph Merrick, Hannah Merrick, Claire Merrick, Anthony Benjamin, Rachel Benjamin, Mykul (Brooke) Platt, T.C. Healey, and Kaylee Healey; great-grandchildren, Liam, Emmalynn, Maizlee, and Mykul Jr.; siblings, Sister Alice Riegel, Mary Zarem, and Father William Riegel. She was preceded in death by her parents.