THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Carol P. Holmstrom
Issue Date: October 24, 2019
Carol P. (Anderson) Holmstrom, 83, of Green Bay passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 at Bellin Hospital.
Born April 22, 1936 in Joliet, Ill., to David and Esther Anderson, she was baptized and confirmed at Bethelehem Lutheran Church in Joliet. In 1954 she graduated from Joliet Township High School, in 1957 from Silver Cross Hospital School of Nursing and in 1959 from Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill. with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Nursing.
She worked for 40 years as a nurse, mainly in nursing education. She worked at Silver Cross Hospital School of Nursing, Grace Hospital Northwest in Detroit, Mi., Moline Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing in Moline, Ill., Francis A. Bell Hospital in Ishpeming, Mi., Northland Lutheran Retirement Community (formerly Luther Home) in Marinette and as a Nursing Assistant Instructor at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Marinette. As a compassionate person, she was a natural fit and cared for and about people and their well-being throughout her life.
On June 18, 1960, she married Paul E. Holmstrom and her children and grandchildren were the joy of her life. Through the years of her husband's ministry in the Lutheran Church, she enjoyed being involved in Church activities.
She is survived by her husband, Rev. Paul Holmstrom; three daughters, Marcia (Keith) Nowicki of Green Bay, Janet (John) Littig of Cincinnati, Oh. and Julie (Clint) Frerichs of Stanton, Neb.; 10 grandchildren; two sisters, Elna Anderson of Joliet, Ill. and Karen (Tom) Sedlacek of Anchorage, Ak.; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ruth and the Rev. George Olson of Marinette; a brother-in-law, Rev. Alan Lindberg of Prairie du Chien and many cousins; nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her in-laws, Harold and Ruby Holmstrom and four sisters, Leona, Leota and Sandy Anderson and Jane Lindberg.
Visitation was held on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Ascension Lutheran Church in Green Bay from noon to 1:45 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. Revs. Lori and Luther Swenson officiated with burial in Forest Home Cemetery in Marinette. Memorial donations can be made to Ascension Lutheran Church in Green Bay or to Zion Lutheran Church in Marinette. Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home of Marinette assisted the family with arrangements.