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Caroline Doris "Carol" (Stanley) Pung

August 5, 1932 — August 19, 2022

St. Johns

       Caroline "Carol" Doris  Pung, age 90, of St. Johns, MI, passed away Friday, August 19, 2022, at Gunnisonville Meadows Senior Assisted Living, Lansing,  MI. 

        Carol was born in Isabella County, Michigan on August 5, 1932, the daughter of Russell and Esther (Irwin) Stanley. She married Adelbert "Del" Louis Pung on April 22, 1961 in Isabella County, MI.  They were blessed with 55 years of marriage prior to his passing on May 23, 2016. 

          Carol was a fun-loving and devoted wife, mom, grandma, great-grandma, favorite aunt and babysitter of many neighborhood kids throughout the years. She loved to polka, play baseball, Euchre and Bingo, and was proud of her success on the bowling lanes. Her grandchildren and nieces and nephews enjoyed many years of being spoiled at the cottage on Duck Lake and with an endless supply of her oatmeal-chocolate chip and sugar cookies with sprinkles. She continued to cheer on the Detroit Tigers into her final days and was quite proud that she was still soft-tossing pitches to her great-grandchildren well into her eighties. She passed on a love of reading to her children and grandchildren and was a regular patron of Briggs Library. She and her beloved husband Del were regular noon Mass attendees at St. Joseph Church and volunteered regularly at the parish office for many years.

    She is survived by daughters: Julie (Mike) Heuer and Sue (Dennis) Parker of St. Johns, and Sandy (Kurt) Brandt of Kings Mountain, NC; 13 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, brother Andy Stanley, sister-in-law Ruby Stanley, and brothers-in-law Ray and Jack Pung. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Adelbert Pung, daughter Bonnie Konopka, brothers Russell and Donald Stanley and sisters Marguerite Stanley, Marion Moore and Diana Pung.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Catholic Community of St. Jude, 801 North Bridge Street, DeWitt, MI, at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 with Rev. Fr. Dwight Ezop presiding. A luncheon hosted by the St. Jude parish will follow immediately at the church. Burial will follow at Mt. Rest Cemetery in St. Johns. Visitation will be held on Monday, August 22, 2022 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI. A time of sharing memories will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Monday at the funeral home. Visitation will continue on Tuesday at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service.

     Memorials may be made to Briggs Public Library, St. Johns, MI. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.

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Visitation

Monday, August 22, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes St Johns

104 East Cass Street , St. Johns, MI 48879

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Time of Sharing

Monday, August 22, 2022

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes St Johns

104 East Cass Street , St. Johns, MI 48879

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Visitation

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Catholic Community of St. Jude

801 N Bridge St, DeWitt, MI 48820

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

11:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Catholic Community of St. Jude

801 N Bridge St, DeWitt, MI 48820

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Burial

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

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