Carol Emma VanTuyl (Heck), age 80, loving wife and mother to two children, passed away Sunday, July 18, 2021.
Carol was born August 30, 1940, in Detroit, Michigan, to Jacob and Sarah Heck.
On July 5, 1965, she married Cornelis “Neal” VanTuyl. They raised two children together; daughter, Tina; and son, William.
Carol loved spending time with her friends and family, playing bingo, bowling, and being a mother to her children’s friends. She was an amazing and kind woman with an abundance of love for all. She loved to dote on her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, her adopted children from the neighborhood, and her friends.
Carol is survived by her children, Tina Marie Lalone and William Bradley Van Tuyl; her sister, Sally (Heck) Barbarich; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Neal.
At this time, her family will remember her privately.
Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.