Carol’s joys in life were embroidery, spending time with her grandchildren and traveling with her husband and family. Carols greatest talent in life was bringing joy to everyone who she encountered. She was born July 9, 1944 to Lorraine and Florian (Smokey) Milewski. Carol graduated from DePadua High School in Ashland, and married Lester J. Gurske with whom she had three wonderful children. After moving to Racine, Carol remarried Randy Paur on October 11, 1988 with whom she remained married to until her death.
Carol is survived by her husband, Randy Paur; three children, Shirley (Scott) Londre of Black River Falls, WI; Donald (Lisa) Gurske of High Springs, FL, and Kim (Dan) Grinder of Janesville, WI and grandchildren, Michael Gurske, Jeremy Londre, Adam Gurske, Violet Grinder, and Izaak Grinder and great-grandson Kyle. She is also survived by her mother, Lorraine Johnson and sisters, Alyce Knueppel and Barbara Erickson. She is preceded in death by her father, Florian (Smokey) Milewski, stepfather Melvin T. Johnson and sister Darlene Sicilia.
Funeral services were held on Monday, March 20 at 11 a.m. at Holly Funeral Home in Waupaca, with burial following at Lakeside Cemetery. A visitation was held Sunday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.