May 25, 2022
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May 25, 2022
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Carol A. Marshak

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Carol Ann Marshak, age 77, of Gaylord, MI passed away Friday, May 20, 2022.

She was born on January 24, 1945, to Ernest and Elsie (Pitock) Gratiot of Trenton Michigan. 

Carol enjoyed music, especially Neil Diamond. They shared a birthday! Carol loved her family and was a devoted Grandma. She enjoyed baking, antiquing, and estate sales- leaving no stone unturned as she looked for treasures. Carol always had time to stop and say hello to those she encountered.

Carol is survived by her daughter, Jennifer (Andrew) Deitch; grandchildren Jamie Deitch, and Kerrie Marshak; sisters Deana Pinks, and Lori Rutterbush; brother Bill Gratiot; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Ernest and Elsie Gratiot; son Jeffery Michael Marshak; and brother Gary Gratiot.

A memorial gathering will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 10:00 A.M. located at the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Otsego Community Foundation for the tornado relief fund.

8 comments on “Carol A. Marshak”

  1. Oh my gosh! The great times we had. The stories we shared and the stories we made! The laughter and the tears.
    I’m broken with a heavy, heavy heart but I know you wouldn’t want me to be sad and crying over losing you but the world needs to know you are not one that will be forgotten. Time will not erase how much you meant to me and our memories I will hold dear..
    Carol you will forever be in my heart.

  2. I am so sorry. Carol was a very beloved friend. Carol shared many stories of her beautiful daughter and granddaughter so I understand how much you will be missing her. Keep your memories close and don’t be afraid to let your tears flow.

  3. Michael Linton-Long

    Carol always had a smile on her face and always greeted with a hug. We will miss you my friend.

  4. Colleen Gratiot Moore

    We may not have spoken much at all but we (Gary’s family) still care and it is heartbreaking to lose an Aunt, a family member. Aunt Carol and the rest of the family are in our thoughts and prayers during this unfortunate time.
    Aunt Carol, may you Rest In Peace.🌹

  5. Stacie Jenkins

    I’m going to miss you, your humor. Pennies from heaven come to mind drop us one once in a while and don’t throw them to see how many of us you can hit. I love you. Your family is in my prayers and you will remain in my heart.

  6. Steven Davidson

    Carol was an amazing woman and just a pleasure to work with and know. She will be missed by many that got to know her. Thoughts go out to her family during this time.

  7. Tricilla S Berlin

    I just met her a month before as I was walking through the park picking up pine cones and she invited me over to pick up cones in her yard as she was raking. I didn’t know her but she seemed really nice and was sad to hear what happened to the park.

  8. Kerrie Marshak

    I had typed my grandma’s name in on google and found this obituary. I had no idea that she had passed. I feel so terrible that I had not tried to reach out to her sooner than tonight, I’m a little past a month too late. (I haven’t talked to her in many years and never got to tell her she now has 3 great-grandchildren.) And my daughter’s original due date was leap day of 2020, my dad’s birthday and she was born a week late. I remember when I had my first son, 16 years ago, telling my grandma about him. He was born on April 15 and she had dropped the phone and after picking it back up and asked me, “do you know who’s birthday that was”, I didn’t, it was my grandpa Jim’s birthday. Pretty cool I must admit. Well, I sure wish I could’ve been able to meet my grandma and gotten to know her in my adult years. I know I have another angel looking after my kids and me.

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