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Carol Ann Eldridge

August 4, 1944 — November 3, 2023

St. Johns

     Carol Ann Eldridge, age 79, of St. Johns, MI, passed away Friday, November 3, 2023, at her home with her family by her side.

     A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fowler, MI, at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, November 9, 2023, with Rev. Fr. John Whitlock presiding. Burial will take place at Mt. Rest Cemetery, St. Johns, MI. Visitation will be held 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 and Wednesday, November 8, 2023 with a Rosary being prayed both evenings at 7:00 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Goerge Chapel, Fowler, MI.    

     Carol was born in Fowler, Michigan on August 4, 1944, the daughter of Alfred Jacob and Annie Rose (Simon) Koenigsknecht. She graduated from Fowler High School with the class of 1963.

     On November 21, 1989, Carol married Douglas Paul Eldridge in St. Johns, MI. They were married nearly twenty years prior to his death on April 2, 2009.

     Carol's top priority was her family. She was always present at the family events. She enjoyed her summers at Pleasure Point. Carol was a great cook; the family will miss her delicious Christmas Cookies. Her love and support was felt by all.

     Carol loved people; her laughter and wit brought joy to everyone. She liked traveling, playing cards and going to the casino with her brothers. She was very close with her classmates from the class of 1963. Carol loved the holidays, especially Halloween.

     Carol eagerly embraced being a farmer and loved working on the farm driving all the equipment and having family ride with her.

     Carol is survived by three children: Bryon (Roxanne) Antes of Edmore, Pam (Dave) Keesaer of Williamston, and Randy (Brenda) Antes of Fowler; four grandchildren: Dylan Antes, Harleigh Antes, Erin (Mark) Higgins, and Briana (Kevin) Herzog; and three great grandchildren: Lennon Herzog, Zoie Brandt, and Mya Montroy. She is also survived by four siblings: Tom (Jacque) Koenigsknecht, Mike (Diane) Koenigsknecht, Dale (Therese) Koenigsknecht, and Diane Hulliberger; sisters-in-law: Marsha Koenigsknecht, Jean Koenigsknecht, Eva Koenigsknecht, and Sharon Worrall; many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Doug, in-laws Paul and Pansy (Hearl) Eldridge, 3 brothers: Jim, Ken, and Larry Koenigsknecht; and brother-in-law Dean Worrall.

     Online condolences may be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Goerge Chapel, Fowler, Michigan.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes Fowler

11112 W. Ionia Street , Fowler, MI 48835

Visitation will be held 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M

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Visitation

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes Fowler

11112 W. Ionia Street , Fowler, MI 48835

Visitation will be held 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M

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Mass

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church

545 N Maple St, Fowler, MI 48835

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Rosary will be prayed

Smith Family Funeral Homes Fowler

11112 W. Ionia Street , Fowler, MI 48835

Rosary will be prayed on Tuesday and Wednesday evening at 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

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