Carol Sieraski

Carol Sieraski

STURGEON BAY, WI- Carol Sieraski, 90, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away in her sleep on April 1, 2024. She had been living with her son in Sturgeon Bay for the last 3 years.

Carol Ellen (Treado) Sieraski was born December 24, 1933, at Grandview Hospital in Ironwood, Michigan to Marshall Stephen Treado and Mary Ellen (Rahilly) Treado; she had one older brother, Marshall John Treado.

Her family moved to Michigamme, Michigan in July 1946. Carol graduated from Michigamme High School as valedictorian in 1951.

She continued her education at St Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing in Hancock, Michigan. After graduation in 1954, she worked as a registered nurse for one year at L’Anse Memorial Hospital in L’anse Michigan. In December 1956, Carol received her diploma in Anesthesiology from Detroit Mercy College. Her career took her next to Texas Methodist Hospital in Houston Texas where she worked as Chief nurse Anesthetist alongside legendary heart surgeon Michael DeBakey.

Carol married her college sweetheart Richard Sieraski on November 14, 1959. They raised their daughters Madelyn, Ellen, Carolyn, and Ann and son Richard in Troy, New York before moving to Door County Wisconsin in 1972. They ran Sturgeon Bay’s Hilltop Restaurant in the early 1970’s. Many local people became regular customers.

It was then Carol returned to her chosen profession as nurse anesthetist. Door County residents came to know and trust her, along with the “other Carol” her very good friend Carol Bockhop. She was a member of the surgical team at Door County Memorial Hospital for 23 years, until her retirement in 1998 at the age of 65.

In 1999 Dick and Carol bought their RV and spent the winters down south. They stayed in Florida to visit friends. Most of their time was spent in Louisiana at Mardi Gras time and where they greatly enjoyed the Cajun culture.

In 2004, they built a new house. Carol lived there until she moved in with her son Richard, who was her care giver for the last “year”.

Carol is survived by her 5 children, Madelyn (Waukesha, WI), Richard Jr. (Sturgeon Bay, WI), Ellen (Sturgeon Bay, WI) Carolyn (Mark) Glodoski, Excelsior, MN), and Ann Marie (Waukesha, WI): along with 4 grandchildren, Marshall and Julia Glodoski, and Jason and Shaun Sieraski.

She was preceded in death by her husband and brother.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 am Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at Holy Name of Mary Church in Maplewood. A visitation is scheduled for 10:00 am that morning at church until the time of service. Forbes Funeral Home is serving the family.