Carol Violet Hanley, age 92, of Fairmont, MN, was born in Scandinavia, WI, on June 4, 1918, the daughter of Walter and Elida (Madson) Ayres. Carol was raised in Waupaca from the age of 7 and graduated from Waupaca High School with the class of 1936. She attended the University of Wisconsin Extension. While in Waupaca, Carol worked as a bookkeeper at Atkinson’s Department Store. In 1942 Carol moved to Chicago where she worked at Butler Brothers Department Store. On May 23, 1943 she married Willard B. Hanley while he was on furlough from service in WW II. Most of their married life was spent in Skokie, Illinois where they raised their family. Children were Susan, Bill and Debbie. Carol and Willard were active members of Skokie Valley Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. In 1980 she and Willard retired in Ruskin, Florida for fourteen years where they were members of Trinity Baptist Church in nearby Sun City. In 1994 they returned to Waupaca where they resided at Shadow Woods and where they renewed many old friendships. In Waupaca they were members of the First Baptist Church where they were active in the Senior Days group. Carol’s soft spoken kindness endeared her to everyone she met. Her sense of humor and willingness to laugh at herself resulted in many unforgettable family memories. In 2007, Willard and Carol moved to Fairmont, MN to be closer to their daughter and family. They lived at Goldfinch Estates until Carol moved to the Lutz Wing Nursing Home in April of 2010. Carol is survived by her husband, Willard, three children, Susan (Dr. Mark) Anderson of Fairmont, Minnesota, Bill (Lori) of Vadnais Heights, Minnesota and Debbie (Blair) Szymczyk of San Marcos, California. Five grandchildren include Eric (Miriam) Anderson. Krista (Steve) Nuessle, Brent Anderson, Laura Hanley and Spencer Hanley. Five great-grand children, Sister-in-law Adeline Ayres of Waupaca and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 11 AM at First Baptist Church in Waupaca with Reverend Larry Gross, officiating. Burial followed in the Central WI. Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Visitation was on Tuesday morning from 10 AM until the time of services at the church. Holly Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.