Carol Ann Cole

GLADSTONE, Mich. — Carol Ann Cole, 73, of Gladstone, passed away Sunday evening, March 10, 2019, at U.P. Health System in Marquette.

Carol was born Aug. 3, 1945, in Milwaukee, Wis., the daughter of William and Lucille (Sabinash) Wiza. She was raised in Milwaukee until the age of 16 and then relocated with her family to Manitowoc, Wis., where she was a graduate of the Manitowoc schools.

On July 21, 1967, Carol was united in marriage to Richard Cole and together the couple made their home and raised their only daughter, Lynn, in Gladstone. Carol was employed by the Gladstone school system for 35 years. Over the years, Carol volunteered many hours of her time at St. Vincent de Paul, in Gladstone, and at the Rapid River Senior Center. She retired in 2007 and enjoyed going to concerts at the casino, playing cards with friends, playing on her SMEAR league, and spending time with her “Grand Dog” Bella, whom she adored.

Carol is survived by her loving daughter, Lynn (Gary) Schmidt of Gladstone, Mich.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Lucille, and her husband, Dick: infant granddaughter, Jamie; sister, Paulene Mahynski.

To honor Carol’s request, no service will be held by her family. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes are assisting with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be offered at