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Carolyn E. Herrholz

August 21, 1921 - May 3, 2018

 

MUNCIE- Carolyn E. Herrholz, 96, died Thursday morning at her residence in Muncie.

She was born Carolyn Ester Cron on August 21, 1921, to Frank and Flora Cron in Madison, Ind. She moved with her family as an infant to Franklin. Ind., before arriving in Muncie at the age of 5. She was a lifelong resident, s…READ MORE

 

MUNCIE- Carolyn E. Herrholz, 96, died Thursday morning at her residence in Muncie.

She was born Carolyn Ester Cron on August 21, 1921, to Frank and Flora Cron in Madison, Ind. She moved with her family as an infant to Franklin. Ind., before arriving in Muncie at the age of 5. She was a lifelong resident, save for a stint in National City, Calif., during World War II. Carolyn graduated from Muncie Central High School as a member of the class of 1939.

Carolyn met her husband John F. Herrholz while working at Kresge’s Dollar Store. They were married on April 20, 1944, at the First Presbyterian Church in Muncie. John and Carolyn had four daughters: Susie, Sally, Trish and Missy.

While Carolyn’s official occupation was homemaker, she also served multiple roles. Among them: babysitter, seamstress, costumer, driver, Band-Aid technician, spider-web engineer, crocheter, craft coordinator, Popsicle procurer, pet wrangler, cheerleader, confidante, parental advisor, camera operator, audience member, Candyland opponent, movie companion, anthill spotter, Beef & Boards aficionado, drama critic, Burkie’s Drive-In regular, sink bather and hide-and-seek expert. Carolyn had also gained a reputation for being among the world’s leading experts in the creation of pancakes.

Carolyn was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Muncie, and was a former member and president of the Opti-Mrs. She volunteered for numerous organizations such as Ball Hospital and Minnetrista, and was the librarian for many years at Anthony Elementary School. Carolyn also bowled in several leagues at Clancy’s Village Bowl, where she was a proud multi-time last place champion. She was a season ticket holder for the Ball State University football and basketball teams, and a reluctant fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates via her husband.

Her adventures in life with her husband, children, and grandchildren took her to multiple destinations. Hawaii, Mexico, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Miami, New York City, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cedar Point, Canada, Niagara Falls, San Francisco, Arizona, Marco Island, New Orleans, Dallas, Disneyland, Walt Disney World and Pittsburgh were among her stops.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years; her mother and father; three sisters: Evelyn, Dorotha and Marion; and fur-babies Rudy, Sam, Perky, Snowball, Bitsy, Skippy II, George, Inky and Skippy. She is survived by her four daughters: Susie (husband Phil Haisley), Sally Herrholz (husband Mike Miller), Trish (husband Wayne Graham) and Missy (husband Alan Brammer); seven grandchildren: Katie (husband Mac Witt), Krissy (husband Eric Ruff), Bianaca (husband Tony Krus), A.J., Samantha, Josh, and Chloe; her great-granddaughter Addi; brother-in-law George Yingst; and fur-baby Sunshine.

The family will conduct private graveside services at the columbarium at Beech Grove Cemetery in Muncie. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Muncie Animal Shelter are requested by the family.

The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.meeksmortuary.com

 

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