Age 96, passed away February 25, 2012. She was born April 9, 1915, to Clara and John Rosenow, in Grant Township, MI. She grew up in Victory Township, and graduated from Ludington High School in 1931, staying in town with the Jabavy family to avoid an 8 mile commute. Carol then went to Western State Teachers College (WMU) to pursue an elementary education degree, and started a 35 year teaching career with stops in Coldwater, East Lansing, Valley Farms, and Lansing, with the last 19 years at Verlinden Elementary School. She retired in 1972. She was a member of North Westminster Presbyterian Church, Alpha Beta Epsilon Sorority of WMU, and volunteered at Sparrow Hospital for 44 years. She loved reading, photography, and being a good aunt to her beloved nephews and their families. Her kindness and love will be missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Herman and Clara (Thompson) Rosenow; brother, John Rosenow; sisters, Natalie Hensch and Florence Burl; and nephew, Dennis Rosenow. Surviving are: nephews, Ronald (Rhonda) Burl of DeWitt, Jeffery Burl of Hancock, Robert (Loni) Rosenow of Prescott, Stephen (Mary Ann) Hensch of Valencia, CA, Richard (Marge) Hensch of Ada, David (Kathy) Hensch of Hudsonville, and Gary Hensch of Grand Haven; as well as, Rose Hensch of Ada; 20 great nieces and nephews; and 3 great-great nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff at Independence Village and Hospice Advantage for their care and support.
The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 1, 2012, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with The Rev. Timothy Chon officiating. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. Memorial contributions may be made to North Westminster Presbyterian Church in memory of Carol Rosenow.