Balliet, Carol

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.


Visitation and Service

First United Methodist Church

215 S. Center Ave.
Gaylord, MI 49735


  1. Sharon, Taylor February 7, 2018 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    So very sorry for your loss, my prays are with your family.

  2. Angel Gapinski February 7, 2018 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    So very sorry for your loss, your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
    My very favorite memories of Carol is when she was the attending nurse when I gave birth to my oldest child Alyssa. Carol was an excellent nurse and so encouraging. We shared in excitement that she too was soon to have a beautiful grandchild being born. Emma and Alyssa have had plenty of opportunities to share in the years following. Carol will be greatly missed. Love to this beautiful family and prayers for strength as we grieve her loss together. ❤️

  3. Kaye Porter February 7, 2018 at 6:31 pm - Reply


  4. Brenda LAWES' Snapp February 7, 2018 at 10:48 pm - Reply

    I am so very sorry. My heart breaks for all of you. Please know you are all Loved by our family. Sending prayers for comfort and peace.

  5. Lois Allum February 8, 2018 at 4:20 am - Reply

    I am so sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. She was so full of life it is hard to believe she is gone. It has been such a long time since I have seen her, but the last time I did it was as though no time had passed at all. My condolences to Paul, Stephanie and Andrea.

  6. Dianne Centeck February 8, 2018 at 11:46 am - Reply

    So sorry for your loss. I’m praying for our God to comfort you and give you peace.

  7. Jim and Barb Lappan February 8, 2018 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    Balliet’s, so sorry to read of Carols passing. Our thoughts are with you during this time.

  8. Barbara Limbacher February 9, 2018 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    So sorry to hear the news of Carol passing, I will always remember all of our times at the farm! I always wished we lived closer so we could be cousins again! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  9. Phyllis Kelley-Gill February 10, 2018 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    My sincere sympathy to you, Paul, and to your daughters. You will have some sad days ahead of you. I pray that God will comfort you.

  10. Terry and Bonnie (badgero) materna February 12, 2018 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    Paul, girls and families, sorry to hear of Carol’s passing, prayers are with all of you!

  11. Chuck Boerger February 13, 2018 at 1:18 am - Reply

    My prayers and condolences to my good friend Paul and their children. Carol was a gal full of life and she displayed her Christianity to all who knew her. May she Rest In Peace. Well done good and faithful servant!

  12. Brenda vandee February 15, 2018 at 1:00 am - Reply

    So sorry for your loss Paul and family,
    Prayers to you all.

  13. Ronnie Cabble February 15, 2018 at 4:23 am - Reply

    Dearest Andrea, your Dad, Emma, Sofia, Boden, and your family, with our very deepest sympathy for the loss of your beautiful mother…she will always live in your heart.

    Love and Peace to you all,

    Family of Ronnie and Bob Cabble

  14. Jack Adair February 22, 2018 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family, Paul. I was very sorry to read about Carol’s passing. My sympathies to all of you.

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