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Carol Sue Guelzow

April 28, 1948 – April 18, 2021


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Despite an earthly consensus that it was too soon for her to go, the spirit of Carol  Guelzow (Born Carol Sue Kotchick, daughter of Helen and George) took leave of her cancer ridden body early in the morning on April 18, ten days shy of her 73rd birthday. Blessed with an abundance of love, competence, and talent, Carol lived life well, and she excelled in every role she took on in her personal, professional, and academic lives.  She was brave in the face of her own mortality. Determined to see her beloved granddaughters grow to adulthood, she defied a prognosis which gave her two weeks, succumbing ten weeks on, at home, where she wanted to be. All who knew and loved Carol, notably; Sara, Christian, and Kevin, her children; Onalee and Vivien, her granddaughters; Judy & Paula, her sisters; and, Maria and Heidi, her nieces, will treasure our memories of her and we will miss her dearly. Carol was preceded in death by her parents, and her nephew Nikki, whom she adored.  We, her children, thank all who touched our mom with kindness during her life. She deserved nothing but.  We are all diminished by her absence.  Owing to the pandemic, and our mom’s pragmatism and humility, we are forgoing any formal, public memorial.

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6 responses to “Carol Sue Guelzow”

  1. Patricia Allen says:

    My sincere condolences to the family. In my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Sommer Hetrick says:

    I am so deeply sorry for your family’s loss. There are no words to describe or comfort the emptiness that you are feeling. Your family is in my heart and prayers.

  3. Mary gardner says:

    So sorry for your loss. She sure put up a good fight. Our times of scavaging old barns, flea markets, etc were so much fun. Even though we only kept in touch by e mails these past years, I still felt close to her. My prayers to you all.

  4. Cousin Ruth. says:

    So sorry for the loss of your mom. I know she meant a great deal to you.

  5. Bob and Bonnie Hynes says:

    I met Carol back when we were both newlyweds and starting our families. In fact, Bob Fancher was my daughter’s godfather. I hold many fond memories through the years of Carol. She was such a loving and devoted mother . Regardless of what life sent her she had that big smile on her face and a heart full of joy.
    Our sincere sympathies to all her loved ones.
    Bob and Bonnie Hynes

  6. kevin says:

    Bonnie Hynes! Wow. When I was a wee tyke, of all my mother’s friends, you were absolutely my favorite. Dour little boy that I was, I was always quite happy when we visited you in your warm and welcoming home. Thank you for your kind and thoughtful remembrance on the obit site. Sucks that Carol had to leave so soon. She certainly was not happy about it. She had always assumed that she would get to see her much beloved grand daughters grow into adulthood. Her heart was broken over this.

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Carol Sue Guelzow

April 28, 1948 – April 18, 2021


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Despite an earthly consensus that it was too soon for her to go, the spirit of Carol  Guelzow (Born Carol Sue Kotchick, daughter of Helen and George) took leave of her cancer ridden body early in the morning on April 18, ten days shy of her 73rd birthday. Blessed with an abundance of love, competence, and talent, Carol lived life well, and she excelled in every role she took on in her personal, professional, and academic lives.  She was brave in the face of her own mortality. Determined to see her beloved granddaughters grow to adulthood, she defied a prognosis which gave her two weeks, succumbing ten weeks on, at home, where she wanted to be. All who knew and loved Carol, notably; Sara, Christian, and Kevin, her children; Onalee and Vivien, her granddaughters; Judy & Paula, her sisters; and, Maria and Heidi, her nieces, will treasure our memories of her and we will miss her dearly. Carol was preceded in death by her parents, and her nephew Nikki, whom she adored.  We, her children, thank all who touched our mom with kindness during her life. She deserved nothing but.  We are all diminished by her absence.  Owing to the pandemic, and our mom’s pragmatism and humility, we are forgoing any formal, public memorial.

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6 responses to “Carol Sue Guelzow”

  1. Patricia Allen says:

    My sincere condolences to the family. In my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Sommer Hetrick says:

    I am so deeply sorry for your family’s loss. There are no words to describe or comfort the emptiness that you are feeling. Your family is in my heart and prayers.

  3. Mary gardner says:

    So sorry for your loss. She sure put up a good fight. Our times of scavaging old barns, flea markets, etc were so much fun. Even though we only kept in touch by e mails these past years, I still felt close to her. My prayers to you all.

  4. Cousin Ruth. says:

    So sorry for the loss of your mom. I know she meant a great deal to you.

  5. Bob and Bonnie Hynes says:

    I met Carol back when we were both newlyweds and starting our families. In fact, Bob Fancher was my daughter’s godfather. I hold many fond memories through the years of Carol. She was such a loving and devoted mother . Regardless of what life sent her she had that big smile on her face and a heart full of joy.
    Our sincere sympathies to all her loved ones.
    Bob and Bonnie Hynes

  6. kevin says:

    Bonnie Hynes! Wow. When I was a wee tyke, of all my mother’s friends, you were absolutely my favorite. Dour little boy that I was, I was always quite happy when we visited you in your warm and welcoming home. Thank you for your kind and thoughtful remembrance on the obit site. Sucks that Carol had to leave so soon. She certainly was not happy about it. She had always assumed that she would get to see her much beloved grand daughters grow into adulthood. Her heart was broken over this.

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