Wilkemeyer, Caroline ‘Carol’ B.


Caroline “Carol” B. Wilkemeyer, 84, of Rushford, Minn., died on Friday, August 24, 2018, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.

Carol was born on March 9, 1934, in Chicago, Ill., to Thomas and Sylvia (Lutz) Graves. Carol lived in Chicago until her family moved to Elkton, Minn., when she was a child. Carol graduated from Austin Pacelli High School in 1952. She married Raymond Wilkemeyer in Austin, Minn., in 1952. Carol and Raymond lived in the Austin and Elkton areas until moving to Rushford in 1974. She worked at various jobs in Rushford while she was raising her 10 children. Carol enjoyed crafting, gardening, coloring, watching Disney movies, and spending Christmas and Sundays with her family, especially her grandchildren. Carol was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rushford.

She is survived by eight children, Bonnie (Dick) Peterson of New Richland, Minn., Greg Wilkemeyer and Ted (Alice) Wilkemeyer both of St. Charles, Minn., Wally (Julie) Wilkemeyer of Rushford, Minn., Chris (Terry) Howell of Winona, Minn., Dan (Sheri) Wilkemeyer of Lanesboro, Minn., Theresa (Dale) Baker and Tim (Karen) Wilkemeyer, both of Rushford, Minn.; 41 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; a brother, Raymond (Patricia) Graves of Elkton, Minn.; and by a sister-in-law, Marie Brown.

Carol was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Norm and Mike; grandson, Caleb; and a brother, Gilbert.

There will be a funeral Mass for Carol at 11 a.m. on September 14, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rushford with Fr. Gregory Havel officiating. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on September 13, 2018, at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford and one hour prior to the Mass at the church on Friday.

Leave a memory of Carol and sign her online guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com.

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