Carol Ann Follis of
Menomonie, WI and formerly of Rochester, MN, was born on July 19, 1943, and
went home to be with her Lord on March 24, 2017, after a five year battle
with Alzheimerís. The disease especially manifested itself in the past six
Carol trusted Jesus
Christ as her personal Savior when she was in her late teens and loved and
served Him ever since. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a
devoted friend to many.
Carol was graduated
from Chesterton High School, Chesterton, IN, in 1961, and then attended
Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL.
Carol married Gene
Follis August 10, 1963, in Chesterton, IN and they enjoyed 53 years
together. Carol was so very supportive of Gene, as he pastored four churches
in various parts of the country; ministering along his side in visitation,
Bible studies, and Sunday school teaching.
A homemaker for
much of her life, she worked in banking in later years before her retirement
in 2004. She loved flower gardening and handiwork, gracing their home with
many of her beautiful treasures.
Carol will be
remembered for her ready smile, gracious and encouraging spirit, and helping
Carol is survived
by her husband, Gene, three children, Todd (Kelly) Follis of Stillwater, MN,
Heather (Jay) Jerdee of Rochester, MN, Stacy (Kyle) Wiens of Menomonie, WI;
eight grandchildren: Sayer, Sheridan, Sterling, and Sonya Follis, Keegan and
Aidan Jerdee, Katarina and Annaka Wiens; brother, John Carpenter, of South
Bend, IN, sister-in-law Karolyn Carpenter of South Bend, IN, brother-in-law,
Roane (Judy) Follis of Valparaiso, IN; and nieces and nephews.
Carol was preceded
in death by her father and mother, Ralph and Ramona Carpenter, a brother,
James Carpenter, and a little sister, Janice Carpenter, who died at age
service for Carol Follis will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 29, at
Menomonie Alliance Church in Menomonie, WI, with Gene Follis, Carolís
precede the service at 10 a.m. and following the service a lunch will be
served at the church.
suggested to Menomonie Alliance Church of Menomonie, WI or Calvary
Evangelical Free Church of Rochester, MN.
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