Carol Ann Nowak, 74, of Midland, died Friday, March 10, 2017 at MediLodge in Midland after a brief illness.
She was born February 20, 1943 in Bay City, daughter of the late, Theodore and Mary (Ludwig) Nowak. She graduated from Midland High School in 1961. Carol worked for the Dow Chemical Company and retired after 34 years of service. After her retirement she volunteered with Meals on Wheels for eleven years at Cleveland Manor and at St Brigid Catholic Church. She enjoyed traveling the world, being at the family cottage on Lake 13 in Farwell, and spending time with family and friends.
Surviving are her brothers and sisters Mary (Clarence) Wentworth of Clare, Therese Nowak of Midland, Richard Nowak of Bay City, Daniel (Linda) Nowak of Buckeye, AZ, Bernadette (Dave) Gromaski of Jones Creek, TX, Kathy (Steve) Davis of Midland, and David Nowak of Midland; twenty nieces and nephews, many great nieces and nephews, and one great-great nephew.
The Funeral Liturgy will take place at 12 Noon Thursday, March 16, 2017 from the St. Brigid of Kildare Catholic Church in Midland. Father Patrick O’Connor will officiate with committal services to follow in the New Calvary Cemetery, Carol’s family will receive friends at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 West Wheeler St. in Midland on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from 11 a.m. until the time of the Liturgy. A Vigil Service for Carol will be held at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Wednesday evening. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Brigid of Kildare Catholic School or Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute for Breast Cancer Research.
“We are all saddened by the loss of Carol. we appreciate all of her years of volunteering!”
— The Trailside Meals on Wheels staff