Carol Jean Laine, 78

Carol Jean Laine was born in Milwaukee on Sept. 17, 1931, to Rudolph and Mable (nee Does) Tank and was born to eternal life on Aug. 10, 2010, at the age of 78.

She was baptized in Milwaukee in 1931 and confirmed at Augustana Lutheran Church in Milwaukee in 1946. Carol graduated from Rufus King High School in Milwaukee in 1949. On Dec. 15, 1951, she married Donald Laine Sr., who preceded her in death. They enjoyed 55 years of marriage and raised four wonderful children.

Carol was a Christian and faithful member of Advent Lutheran Church for many years. She was the guidance office secretary at Cedarburg High School for 26 years. She also volunteered her time at St. Maryís Hospital, Ozaukee, and Thorson Elementary School. Don and Carol retired in 1992. They had a fun-filled retirement, traveling, enjoying hobbies, but most of all their time spent with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Carol was a devout Wisconsin Badger fan and loved celebrating the holidays with her family.

Carol is survived by four children, Don Jr. (Bobbi), Dyan (Stu) Hannam, Sandy (Ken) Beckwith, and Dan (Joan); by her grandchildren, Kristi (Romee) Johnson, Don III (Kelly), Jon (Allison) Hannam, Michelle Hannam, Danielle, Kayla and Kyle Beckwith, and Ryan and Brittany Laine; great-grandchildren, Corey and Alec Johnson; brothers, Ken (Marcia) Tank and Ron (Anine) Tank; sister in-law, Viola (David) Halkola and the late Raymond (Linda) and Archie (Helen) Laine, also many other relatives and dear friends.

The family will greet friends at the church on Saturday, Aug. 14,  beginning at 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service. A memorial service will be held at noon at Advent Lutheran Church, Cedarburg, with the Rev. Dr. Janis Kinens officiating. A private family inunrment will be held at Zur Ruhe Cemetery, Cedarburg.

Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg is assisting the family. For online condolences, visit

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Advent Lutheran Church in Cedarburg or the Kathy Hospice in West Bend.
Carolís family wishes to thank the Rev. Dr. Janis Kinens, Dr. Zukowski, Alliance Oncology Center, Dr. Hoogerland, the staff of the Kathy Hospice and Heartland Home Care for their guidance and loving care during Carolís illness.