Carolyn J. Kuchenmeister of Ray Township died Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, at the age of 77 years.
Carolyn was born December 1, 1932 in Detroit, a daughter of Elmer and Edna Mayer (nee Steinke) Prieskorn. On January 20, 1951, Carolyn married Wilbur E. Kuchenmeister at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Lenox Township. Carolyn was a member of Mountaintop Christian Church in Ray Township. She loved her Lord, family and her church family. Carolyn was a homemaker, known for keeping everything in order. She and her husband were part of the oringinal members of the Marv Herzog Blue Jacket Polka Boosters. Carolyn also enjoyed campouts on the family farm with friends and family, and was fond of watching the birds and wildlife in the farm fields.
Carolyn is survived by her daughter, Lorna (James) Bohm of Ray; grandchildren, Erik (Kim Herman) Kuchenmeister of Macomb, Chris (Katie) Bohm of Macomb and Heather (Erick) Wolf of Weaver, Alabama; great-grandson, Christopher Bohm; sister, Mickey Sawitzky of Almont; brother, John “Jack” (Frances) Prieskorn of Chesterfield; sisters-in-law, Verna Mayer of New Haven and Barbara Prieskorn of Macomb; brother-in-law, Alvin (Doris) Kuchenmeister of Ray; and several nieces and nephews. Carolyn was predeceased by her husband, Wilbur on September 13, 2002; son, Duane “Kitch” on June 6, 2002; siblings, William “Bill” and Edwin “Bud” Mayer, Gordon, David and Glenn Prieskorn and Karen Parson.
A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 18, 2010 at Mountaintop Church, 57575 Romeo Plank, Ray Township with the Rev. Dennis Rasper officiating. Burial will follow in Meade Cemetery, Macomb.
Visitation is Saturday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Tiffany-Young and Hauss Funeral Home, 73919 North Avenue (north of 33 Mile), Armada and at church on Monday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes would be appreciated to Mountaintop Church, Henry Ford Hospice-Macomb Team or a charity of the donor’s choice.