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Carol J. (Bitters) Laabs
December 23, 1936 ~ May 16, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
Carol J. (Bitters) Laabs, age 86, of Little Suamico (formerly Green Bay), passed away Tuesday May 16, 2023. She was born December 23, 1936, in Stiles, WI. to the late Edmund and Frieda (Tappa) Bitters. She graduated from West High School with the class of 1955. On May 21, 1960, she married Roy D. Laabs in Green Bay. Carol was employed as an Executive Secretary for FEECO International, Inc. for 47 years until her retirement on May 30, 2002.
After living in Green Bay for 44 years, in 2007, Carol and Roy moved to Little Suamico as they both loved the country. Carol was an avid animal lover, she loved her dogs, Pepe, Mister B., Toby and Opie. She came to love cats after moving to Little Suamico. She always fed stray animals that came to their home along with birds and Squirrels. Carol enjoyed taking care of plants and flowers, you could always see her during summer out in the yard working on them. She enjoyed once a month, going to lunch with girlfriends from high school years and getting together with the gals on Careful Drive for the neighborhood birthday group. She also enjoyed her trips to Hawaii, Florida, China, Aruba and out West. The trip she especially enjoyed was when she went to Taipei Taiwan in 1978 to visit a family she met while working at FEECO. To this day she kept in touch with them.
In earlier years Carol enjoyed doing ceramics, bowling, boating, and snowmobiling. She loved the summer and fall, but her favorite time of year was Christmas with the entire family gathered at her home to celebrate the holiday. Santa always came for the kids as well as the grown-ups, the kids and adults enjoyed Santa. It was a fun time getting the see all the families and how everyone had grown over the past year. Carol loved and enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews, and especially loved being invited every January to dinner to celebrate her godchild Kelly’s birthday. It never failed there would be a big snowstorm that evening, but everyone enjoyed laughing about it and looking out the window while they enjoyed their evening. She also enjoyed the rides Roy and her took every week.
Carol is survived by her husband: Roy; one brother: Richard (Francine) Bitters; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Bill Swaer, Donald (Betty) Laabs, Cletus Laabs and Sharon Phillips; Godchildren: Kelly Haworth, Scott Bitters; and Bruce Pantzlaff; nieces and nephews: Julie (Steve) Weber, Kelly (Brian) Haworth, Steve Swaer, Brian (Michele) Swaer, Scott (Jaci) Bitters, Lori (Ryan) Cavil, Jason Bitters, Lynda (Scott) Meyer and Mark Corroy.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters: Janice Corroy and Judy Swaer; brothers-in-law and: Milan Corroy, Robert Laabs, Jay Phillips; sister-in-law: Evelyn Laabs and nephew: Michael Corroy.
A funeral service will be held Monday May 22, 2023, at Lyndahl Funeral Home, 1350 Lombardi Avenue, Green Bay at 11:00 am. Visitation will occur from 9:00 am until the time of service. Entombment will take place at Fort Howard Memorial Park
Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.lyndahl.com
When My Time Comes:
When my times come, I WANT TO BE REMEMBERED, NOT IN A WAY THAT MAKES HEARTS ACHE, BUT IN A WAY THAT BRINGS WARMTH AND JOY.
I want to be remembered for the happy times we shared and for the ways we showed our love for one another.
I want to have the peace of knowing that the loved one I love will be happy and well, that their hearts will be hopeful, and their lives filled with experiences.
The Lyndahl Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements.