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Carolyn  Patricia (Parker)  Frantz

Carolyn Patricia (Parker) Frantz
  • December 24, 1955 - May 14, 2020
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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“Aunt Carolyn I loved having you in my life and I will dearly miss having you in it. But I know you are in a much better place with our lord who...Read More »
1 of 36 | Posted by: Abbey Frantz - East leroy, MI

“Sorry to here about Carolyn. She will be missed ”
2 of 36 | Posted by: Jack Cox - Battle Creek, MI

“I am truly sadden to hear about the passing of this great women. Richard, please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
3 of 36 | Posted by: Chala Lott - Jackson, MI

“Dearest AC,These are a few of my favorite things...El Camino.Fort Custer.Back Flips.Pop Tab Curtains.Paper Quilling.Face Licking.Rocks & Geos.Alaska...Read More »
4 of 36 | Posted by: Denny Ramos - HOLT, MI - Family

“Carolyn is my baby sister. She was born on Christmas Eve.when I was 10. Our Aunt Rachel woke me up to tell me Santa had brought me a baby sister as ...Read More »
5 of 36 | Posted by: Anna Sue Ramos-Weese - Lansing, MI

“I will always remember and cherish Christmas at Carolyn and Rick's. My family was always made to feel part of your family. We enjoyed all the games...Read More »
6 of 36 | Posted by: Marsha Porter - Lansing, MI

“The first time we met was when our husbands and Jim Zoss trained for the Southwest Michigan Search and Rescue team. We had lots of lonely nights...Read More »
7 of 36 | Posted by: Wendy Ball - Battle Creek, MI

“I had the opportunity to attend some classes with Carol. She had a beautiful smile and a sunny disposition. I can't imagine the heartache that you...Read More »
8 of 36 | Posted by: Janice Masters - Battle Creek, MI

“Baby Sister, I could write a book about all the first's we have shared. You taught me so many things and you protected me, even though you were...Read More »
9 of 36 | Posted by: Kathy Whitman - Battle Creek, MI

“Carolyn I'm so sorry to hear this. You were such a kind person. I will treasure knowing you alway. To Rick I'm so very sorry. Praying for you. ”
10 of 36 | Posted by: Paula Peterson - Battle Creek, MI

“Carol was a member of our family. She was the God Mother to our kids. Carol was always there, she never missed a school event, birthday and moment....Read More »
11 of 36 | Posted by: Brandi, Steven, Kayleigh, and Sean Gage

“I love you so much Carolyn. You were a big part of my childhood. You helped me when my mom was a single mom. You became my Big sister threw big...Read More »
12 of 36 | Posted by: Kandra Bennett - Battle Creek, MI

“Rick, very sorry to hear of your loss of your love. Please, be well and safe. ”
13 of 36 | Posted by: Bill Donovan - Sarasota, FL

“Our trip to Denny's at 4am cause you wanted pancakes .. oh my how we laughed and laughed.. yeah that was you crazy all the way. Love ya gf.... ”
14 of 36 | Posted by: Mary Strunk - Battle Creek, MI

“We are so sorry for your loss, you and your family are in are prayers. RIP sweet lady ”
15 of 36 | Posted by: Jim & Donna Smith - SPRINGFIELD, MI

“I will always recall how Carolyn referred to our Creator. She always called Him Father'. She is a precious soul and will always be near in my heart....Read More »
16 of 36 | Posted by: Karen Adams - Battle Creek, MI

“here are some of my favorite memories and things I love about my Aunt Carolyn (AC). I remember coming to my Grandma & Grandpa Parker's home on...Read More »
17 of 36 | Posted by: James , Lynn and Isabella Ramos - TN

“My sincere sympathy to the family. I have known the Parker girls since elementary school as my family lived just up the street. ”
18 of 36 | Posted by: Kathy (Eason) Papke - Salisbury, NC

“Wow. Just wow! You never ceased to amaze me baby girl! You are not only extended family, but most importantly...a true, loving friend. My bff. You...Read More »
19 of 36 | Posted by: Wendy Dahl - Wasilla, AK - Family

“I Sure Will Miss That Smile Kiddo. Still Hard For Dianna And I To Believe That You're Gone. But By The Grace Of God We Will Catch Up With You In...Read More »
20 of 36 | Posted by: Greg Ramon - Battle Creek, MI

“Carolyn was my longest girlfriend that i ever had since elementary school. I will remember all of the bike rides around my neighborhood and hers....Read More »
21 of 36 | Posted by: carol gradwell - Battle Creek, MI

“I'm so sorry for the loss of Carolyn. We met in high school and worked at RML. Always a smile and a joke. I know she will be so missed. My deepest...Read More »
22 of 36 | Posted by: Cindy Wagner - Battle Creek, MI

“I'm shocked and so sorry to hear of Carol passing. ”
23 of 36 | Posted by: Max Frohlich - Battle Creek, MI

“Rick, I am so sorry to hear that Carolyn has passed. She and I got to know each other while we coordinated things during your Alaska accident. What...Read More »
24 of 36 | Posted by: Doug Barker - Battle Creek, MI

“Rick, so sorry to hear of Carolyn's passing, prayers go out to you and your family... Heaven got another angel... ”
25 of 36 | Posted by: Thomas Lawrence - Battle Creek, MI

“So sorry for your loss. You will be in our prayers. ”
26 of 36 | Posted by: Cheryl (Kahler) Bluthardt - MI

“I won't forget the most recent yet oldest niece added to my list of those calling me auntie! Always with some humor in the tone ! Remembered with...Read More »
27 of 36 | Posted by: Marianne Gillum-frantz - MI

“Thinking about you and send lots of little be big brother. ”
28 of 36 | Posted by: diana Hyde - Fayetteville, NC

“Thoughts and prayers for Rick and family, so sorry for your loss. ”
29 of 36 | Posted by: Gary Nawatny - Battle Creek, MI

“Carolyn was one of my dearest and closest friend. I will truly and forever miss you and the fun times you, Rick and I spent together. Even though,...Read More »
30 of 36 | Posted by: Jim Zoss - Battle Creek, MI

“Rick I am so sorry for your loss Carolyn was a wonderful person will be missed by many. She will always be loved in our family. Yes, I'm sure she was...Read More »
31 of 36 | Posted by: Linda Powell - BATTLE creek, MI

“May God be with us and your family. I am saddened another sister gone in a years time frame. I love and miss the entire family. I wish many blessings...Read More »
32 of 36 | Posted by: Richard Stormer - BURLINGTON, MI

“Love you so much. I will miss our talks and all your good advice.. cant believe youre gone. Keep running against the wind ..... ”
33 of 36 | Posted by: Mary Strunk

“Rick and family, I am so sorry to hear of Carol's passing, she was a fun person and I'll miss her. Wishing you all the best, may God bless you and...Read More »
34 of 36 | Posted by: Bob Surprenant - Battle Creek, MI

“Leroy & I would like to extend our deepest condolences on the passing of our sister Carolyn, to Rick, Anna Sue, Linda, Kathy as well as to my nephews...Read More »
35 of 36 | Posted by: Leroy & Nina Oliver - MI - Family

“Your smile will remain in my heart for the rest of my life. You will always be there best Christmas gift I ever got! ”
36 of 36 | Posted by: Anna Weese - Lansing, MI - Sister

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Carolyn Patricia (Parker) Frantz, age 64, sadly passed away at Bronson Methodist Hospital after complications from Cardiac Arrest on Thursday, May 14, 2020. She was born in Battle Creek, Michigan on December 24, 1955 to Henry and Beulah Parker and stayed a life-long resident. She graduated from Lakeview High School in 1974 and went on to further her education obtaining an Associate's Degree Sigma Cum Laude from Kellogg Community College, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Western Michigan University.

Carolyn celebrated her life by enjoying her relationships with family and friends and loved those relationships dearly. She loved to travel and also enjoyed the arts, the outdoors, gardening and landscaping. She loved the hawk that would fly over her backyard, and the cardinal that would sing to her in the morning and her deep faith in God. Her Faith in God was her refuge.

Carolyn was extremely proud to be a military wife. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Richard; sisters, Anna Sue (Doug) Weese of Lansing, MI, Linda Parker of Kalamazoo, MI, Kathy (Robert) Whitman of Battle Creek, MI; brothers and sisters-in-law, Diane (Ed) Hyde, Don (Alice) Frantz, Melanie (Ron) Ryska, Amanda (Pete) Kosky; Andy (Shelly) Frantz; stepdaughter, Rebecca (Richard) Jarvis of Oregon; special brother, Jim Zoss of Battle Creek, MI; all her very special grand and great-grandchildren and Godchildren; her many very special nephews and nieces; and all her very special friends including those in Wisconsin, and Iowa; friends in Alaska; and her loving dogs over the years Utah, Jenny and Gabriel. Sadly, Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Beulah (Daniel) Parker, sister ,Wanda (John) Monarch; in-laws, Richard and Ann Frantz, stepchildren, Richard and Katherine; nephews, Michael Ramos and Thomas Grainger; and special friend Kyle Lindsey.

Due to the recent government regulations, a live-stream Celebration of Life Service will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 21, 2020. Those wishing to view the service may visit and "Like" the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care Facebook page or view the service at the following link: A public gathering will also be held later in the year when it is safe to gather again. Instead of flowers that will be here for only a short time, please plant something that will blossom and raise up its blossoms to heaven and smile in her honor. If you feel the need to donate a memorial contribution, please donate in her name to your church or to an organization that will benefit man or animal.

Her husband and sisters would like to extend their sincere "Thank You" to everyone she knew for making her life so special. God Bless You All. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Carolyn may be placed at