ISHPEMING, MI. - Carol J. Kotel, age 76 of 111 Bluff St. Ishpeming, passed away Friday, November 23, 2012 at the Eastwood Nursing Center where she been a resident for the past month.
Carol was born March 18, 1936 in Ishpeming to Paul & Mable (Jackson) LaForest. She was a lifelong area resident never wanting to leave Ishpeming. She enjoyed her daily walks, snowshoeing in the winter, and the company of her friends.
Carol is survived by 2 sisters: Sharon (John) Kling of Elmhurst, IL and Charmaine (Don) Ingersoll of Sparta, MI, 8 brothers: Larry (Dora) LaForest of Delavan, WI, Roger (Susan) LaForest of Rochester, MI, Paul (Celeste) LaForest of Grant, MI, Terry (Sue) LaForest of Muskegon, MI, Doug (Linda) LaForest of Bullhead City, AZ, Tim (Betty) LaForest of Twin Lake, MI, Gary (Lynne) LaForest of Hudsonville, MI and David LaForest of Grand Rapids, MI, and Aunt Virginia LaForest of Ishpeming her special friend Bill Phillips of Ishpeming along with numerous nieces and nephews. Carol was preceded in death by her parents, a son William Kotel and a sister JoAnne Wright.
Carol's family will greet relatives and friends on Wednesday November 28th from 1:30pm to 3:00pm at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home in Ishpeming where a memorial service will be held at 3:00pm with Rev. Lauri O. Maki to officiating.
Inurnment will take place in the Bakkala Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice in memory of Carol.
Carol's obituary may also be viewed at www.bjorkandzhulkie.com where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.