Carol L. Seippel, 99
Carol L. Seippel (nee Miller) entered into Godís care on Wednesday, July 28, 2010. She would have been 100 years old on Sept. 1.
She was the loving mother of Janice (William) Davis of Thiensville, and the late Paul (Marilyn) Seippel Jr. of Plymouth, Mich. Dear grandmother of Steven (Sally) Seippel, Jeffrey (Lori) Seippel and Kristine Seippel, all of southeastern Michigan; Denise (Manuel Garcia) Davis and Marc Davis, both of the Milwaukee area; and Karin Davis of Boulder, Colo. Great grandmother of Kurt, Chad, Sarah, Kyle and Blake Seippel.
Carol was born in Flushing, Mich. on Sept. 1, 1910, the only child of Walter and Edith (nee Stierle) Miller. She spent most of her childhood on the family farm. Carolís most constant childhood companion was the family dog, Rover. Her lifelong love of animals was born in these early years. While in her 90s, two Oriental cats provided her with much comfort and entertainment.
Carol moved to Ann Arbor, Mich., when she was 18 years old. She married Paul W. Seippel on Sept. 18, 1932. He preceded her in death in 2002.
After graduating from the Ann Arbor Practical Nurse Education Center in 1956, Carol became a private duty nurse. Her patients and their families greatly appreciated her capable and compassionate manner. Carol learned to ski in her 40s and enjoyed ski trips to both eastern and western U.S. ski resorts. Vacations in northern Michigan were always a favorite family memory. An excellent seamstress, in her earlier years Carol made fur-trimmed coats, snowsuits and elaborate dance costumes for her daughter. Politics was a great interest in her senior years, and she was generally very well-informed about issues and events in American life.
Carol will always be remembered and appreciated for her loving and generous nature.
The family wishes to thank Vitas Hospice for the care and support they gave her during her last two weeks. Also, special thanks to very caring friends Denise and Jean-Claude Siegfried, Karen Boeselager and Don Hansen who provided invaluable assistance for several years. Carol was thankful that she was able to live independently until the last few weeks of her life.
If desired, donations in Carolís name to the Ozaukee County Humane Society would be appreciated. Burial services will be held on Sept. 11, 2010, at St. Andrewís Cemetery in Dexter, Mich.
Mueller Funeral Home of Cedarburg is assisting the family. For online condolences, please go to www.muellerfuneralhome.com.