Friday, June 12, 2009

Obituary: Caroline Mack

MADISON - Caroline Mack, passed away on Thursday June 11, 2009, at Oak Park Nursing Home. She was always surrounded by loved ones. Caroline was born on Sept. 26, 1908, in Madison, where she lived her entire life. She married John W. Mack on Aug. 2, 1929. After two years of Madison Central High School, Caroline attended Madison Vocational School, learning typing and bookkeeping. She worked in those professions at Quality Service Laundry, and later at UW Heating Plant, from which she retired. Besides being devoted to her family, Caroline enjoyed crocheting and made hundreds of mittens for donation. She also usually wrote poems for her loved ones on their birthdays. Caroline is survived by her children, John (Joyce) Mack of Traverse City, Mich, James (Ruth) Mack of Beaver Dam and Carol Neuhauser of Madison; sister, Marion Trachte of McFarland; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law, LaVonna Brandt of Grafton, Mass., and Lila Mack of Lodi. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John, in 1988; two brothers; two sisters; son-in-law, Charles Neuhauser; and many other loved in-laws. Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison, at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 15, 2009. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. A visitation will be held at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m., on Sunday, June 14, 2009, and on Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to HospiceCare, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg, or to a charity of your choice. Gunderson East Funeral and Cremation Centers 5203 Monona Drive (608) 221-5420

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on June 12, 2009

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