THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: September 27, 2018
Carol (Wood) Gerondale, 74, passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 at home with family by her side.
Born Dec. 21, 1943 in Menominee, Mi., to William and Ethel (Schrader) Wood, she graduated from Marinette High School in 1962 and married Charles R. Heston in 1963 and they divorced. She cooked at UW-Green Bay for many years and then worked at a few different restaurants.
She later married David L. Gerondale in 1989 and they bought their retirement home on Lulu Lake in Shawano in 2002. After he passed away, her health issues forced her to move to Green Bay by her family.
She is survived by four children, Cherie (Chris), Cindy (Rod), Chris (Kim) and Carrie (Wally); 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Ethelyn Carlson; two nieces, Tracey and Wendy (Mike) and their children and grandchildren; her mother-in-law, Madeline Gerondale; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Dennis (Deb), Mike (Debbie), Brenda (Mark) and Therese (Pat) and their children and grandchildren.
Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dave; a son, Charles Jr.; her father-in-law, Mevin; grandparents; aunts; uncles and some cousins.
A proud member of AA, she joined in 1984 and celebrated 33 years of sobriety last November.
Visitation was held at Newcomer Funeral Home, Green Bay Chapel on Monday, Sept. 24 from 4 p.m. until time of a Celebration of Life Service at 7 p.m. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials are appreciated for the Jackie Nitschke Scholarship Fund or Unity Hospice.