Carol Kay Balliet BSN, JD, 69, passed away on February 1, 2018 at her home in Gaylord. Carol was born on April 23, 1948 at the Alpena Hospital to Harold and Bertha Skinner. She was raised on her family’s farm in Millersburg. The third of four Skinner children, she was raised in the First United Methodist Church in Millersburg among a vast number of family and friends. Carol was active in her church, on the farm, with 4H and in her school. She graduated from Onaway High School in 1966. Carol married her husband, Paul Balliet, on April 22, 1967 and gave birth to her first child, Stephanie in 1968. Her youngest, Andrea, was born in 1973. Carol will be remembered as a loving mother, a brilliant nurse and a passionate Christian.
Carol is survived by her husband Paul, and her children Stephanie (Jeff) Kalember and Andrea Balliet and her loving grandchildren Emma Balliet, Andrew Kalember, Anna Kalember, Sofia Cabble, Harrison Kalember and Boden Cabble as well as her brothers Harold (Cyndi) Skinner and Gary (Marion) Skinner and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.
Carol was preceded in death by her mother and father and her little sister Patricia (Skinner) Dehring.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 11:00 AM from the First United Methodist Church in Gaylord. The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday (May 5th) from 10:00 AM until the time of services.
Contributions in Carol’s honor may be made to the United Way of Otsego County (for programs benefiting small children)
Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home, PO Box 1548, Gaylord MI 49734.