Carol Lindsay Fraser

September 30th, 1938 to June 13th, 2017

Carol F. Lindsay Fraser, 78, of Highland Park, Illinois, formerly of Fort Gratiot Township, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

She was born September 30, 1938 in Port Huron, Michigan to the late Wilbur “James” and Frances “Louise” Lindsay. In her youth, Carol lived in Port Huron, Westfield, NJ, Romeo, MI and Sterling Heights, MI. She was a proud member of the Romeo High School band where she found many of her lifelong friends. She graduated with honors from Eastern Michigan University, earning her BA and MA in English in 1967. Carol was elected to both Lambda Iota Tau National English Fraternity and Kappa Delta Pi National Educational Fraternity.

She married Donald Bruce Fraser on August 13, 1960 in Utica Methodist Church. They were married for 39 years until his death in 1999. Carol and Bruce settled in Livonia, MI where she taught English as an adjunct professor at Schoolcraft College for 24 years. She was active in the community, serving on the PTA and as a Deacon of Rosedale Gardens Presbyterian Church. She and Bruce moved to Port Huron in the late 1980s and Carol taught at both St. Clair County Community and Baker Colleges. She remained very active in retirement, volunteering at Mercy Hospital and serving as Recording Secretary of the Volunteer Board. Carol was an Elder and Clerk of Session at Lakeshore Presbyterian Church. She was also an enthusiastic member of the local Port Huron Red Hatters and Port Huron Musicale. She moved to Illinois in 2013 and spent the last four years of her life near her children and grandchildren and as a member of The Village Presbyterian Church in Northbrook. She was a voracious reader, enjoyed playing bridge and loved to travel, especially to the British Isles. Above all, she enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

She leaves behind a loving family including a daughter, Pat Fraser; son, John Fraser; daughter-in-law, Susan Fraser; grandchildren, Lindsay Fraser, Robert Fraser and Molly Fraser; her brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Shara Lindsay; nephews, Tom Appleman, Rick Appleman, James Appleman and Scott Lindsay; nieces, Susy Flessner and Shara Anne Lindsay; Uncle Tony and Aunt Beth Galen; and many dear cousins, extended family and close friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sister, Jane Appleman; great niece, Cheryl Louise; and many loving grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, 2017 in Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home, 1720 Elk Street, Port Huron with visitation beginning at 11:30 a.m. The Reverend William Wingrove will officiate.

Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron.

Memorials may be made to Lakeshore Presbyterian Church.

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