Carol Bausman

Obituary of Carol Marie Bausman

Carol Marie Bressler was born on March 7, 1932 in Monroe the daughter of Roy and Rose (Pfluge) Bressler.   On September 8, 1949, Carol, would marry the love of her life: Keith Bausman in Steuben, Indiana.   The happy couple would be blessed with eight children.

As a devout Catholic, Carol would receive her spiritual nourishment attending St. Anne Catholic Church.  She was a staple, often working the BINGO nights at the church hall.

Carol was a gifted seamstress, enthusiastically creating wedding dresses for her daughters and First Holy Communion dresses for her granddaughters. 

Bowling was a favorite pastime of Carol’s.   For many years, she participated in league play at the Monroe Sports Center, and she had even tried her hand at coaching a junior bowling team.  Carol cherished the time that she would spend playing a spirited game of euchre, pinochle, or poker with her friends. However, on occasion, she didn’t mind a solo game of solitaire or putting together puzzles.

Carol treasured trips with family to their cottage on Nevin Lake in the Upper Peninsula.   The fourth of July holiday was an annual gathering of the entire family.   Although, Carol would assign responsibilities to others, it was obvious that she gladly completed ninety percent of the work herself.   All in attendance looked forward to her freshly prepared, crowd-pleasing pecan rolls a favorite delicatessen.

Carol Marie Bausman, age 89, of Monroe passed away at 9:30pm on Tuesday; March 23, 2021 at the Alice Lorraine Care Center.   Her passing was preceded by her parents; her beloved husband:  Keith “Jake” Bausman; a great grandson: Jacob Anthony Calkins; a daughter in law: Vickie (Mansfield) Bausman; sister and brother-in-law:  Ellene and James Francisco; brother and sister-in-law: Raymond and Ruth Bressler, brother and sister-in-law: William and Isabel Bressler; sisters-in law: Helen Jean Hunter and Thelma Posey; six nieces and nephews: Theresa Cox, William Bressler, Michael Bressler, Kristine Francisco, Mark Francisco, and Donald Posey.

To cherish her memory, she leaves: Sharon (Mark) Larrow of Monroe, Charlene (Ashley) Calkins of Monroe, Keith Bausman of Mesa Arizona, Kenneth Bausman of Monroe, Kirt Bausman of Monroe, Kevin Bausman of Monroe, Karl (Lichele) Bausman of Monroe and Carol (Tim) Harder of Monroe; twenty-eight grandchildren; and forty-one great grandchildren.

Friends may gather on Saturday; March 27, 2021 from 2:00pm – 7:00pm at Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185. A private family Celebration of Life will take place.  

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