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Carol Ann (Waisanen) West

December 19, 1939 ~ July 12, 2021 (age 81)


Mrs. Carol Ann West, 81 of Lewiston, Michigan died peacefully surrounded by the love of her children at her home on July 12, 2021. She was welcomed into Heaven with open arms by her husband, Alfred. Carol was born in Flint, Michigan on December 19, 1939, to the late, Walter and Florence (Nelimark) Waisanen. She married Alfred Charles West in Roscommon, Michigan on June 24, 1961, and together they celebrated 48 years of marriage before Alfred's passing in July of 2009. Carol has resided in Lewiston since 1963 where she volunteered as cub scout den mother, school library aide and in 1978 she was little league baseball coach for her son while she was pregnant with her daughter Liz. She loved flowers and gardening, as well as feeding the birds and squirrels. Fishing was a hobby she enjoyed with her husband, Al. One year while ice fishing the shanty floor caught on fire and Carol continued to fish while stomping out the flames. Her husband Al managed to take care of the fire.  She will be missed deeply by family and friends.

Carol is survived by her children, Alfred (Renita) West of Cheboygan; Elizabeth West of Lewiston; grandchildren, Victoria and AJ West; siblings, Jean Kelly of Cynthiana, Kentucky; Jim (Lura) Waisanen of Lansing; Helen (Jim) Whitmer of Greenville; and Roger Waisanen and Kathy Waisanen both of Virginia Beach, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Florence Waisanen; husband, Alfred; son, Andrew; brothers, Bobby, Gary, and Harry; and sisters; Mary and Susie.

Carol will be laid to rest at the Albert Township Cemetery, Lewiston. A private graveside service will be held for family only.

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