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Carol Nilson Bunting


1933 - 2014 | Notice Condolences
Carol Nilson Bunting Notice
Bunting, Carol Nilson 1933-2014. Beloved wife, mother, friend and teacher. Carol Nilson Bunting passed on peacefully July 17, 2014 at East Castle Place in Milwaukee, WI. She was born in the city of Evanston, IL on June 29, 1933 to Karl A. Nilson and Thelma Ruth Nilson. Carol was a Journalism graduate of the University of Illinois and a member of the Phi Beta Phi sorority. She received her Masters degree in Education at Concordia University, as well as a Masters degree in Library Science and was a 60-year member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. Carol served as a primary school teacher and reading specialist in Arlington Heights, IL for fourteen years, while simultaneously dedicating herself to her husband and children. She always put others before herself and was indeed someone who served the greater good. Carol is survived by her husband of 60 years, Major General (RET) W. James McEdwards Bunting; her daughters, Cynthia Stoll (Dr. James Stoll of Whitefish Bay, WI), Elizabeth Lachner (Thomas Lachner of Bonita Springs, FL) and Sara Wells (William Wells of Austin, TX); grandchildren, Adam Stoll (Kristin), Andrew Stoll, Lauren Zimmer (Major Christopher), Erinn Jones (Andrew), Emily Wells, Jane Wells; a great granddaughter and many nieces and nephews. Carol was predeceased by: her parents; her sister, Cora Ann Otzen of Arlington Heights; and her grandson, James Bunting Stoll of Whitefish Bay. Carol's vast creativity was portrayed with expertise through her many passions education, cooking and baking, entertaining, gardening, music, reading, sports, needlecraft, and travel. Her commitment to her husband and his military career was evident in her patient and constant support of his efforts. Several awards were given to Carol by the men and women of General Bunting's commands acknowledging Carol's important role. She shared her knowledge and many interests and talents with her family and friends who are grateful for the memories they have of their time with her, especially at "The Lake", a wonderful home that Carol and her husband created on Powers Lake in Wisconsin. Everyone who knew her remembers Carol's gently glowing smile, subtle humor, patience, style and beautiful, kind presence. She was a woman who worked hard to make the world a better place and was a loving and loyal friend, wife and mother. With gratitude, Carol's family wants to acknowledge the loving and compassionate care provided by Nytza Olmo for many years. Maria Cardosa and Ariane Raney also assisted Carol with dignity and grace. Many friends at East Castle and on the Third Floor in Bradford Terrace cared for Carol with love and humor, in particular Felicia, Mary, Kim, Linda, Kenecia, Deadria, Laketha and Shavon. Our new friends from Allay Hospice will always have a special place in our hearts as well- Carmen, Angela, Paula and Malika- Thank you! A private celebration of Carol's life will be held. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Carol's name to any of the following organizations: P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education (PCE) P.E.O. Executive Office 3700 Grand Avenue Des Moines, IA 50312-2899 Alzheimer's Foundation Of America 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor New York, NY 10001
Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on July 24, 2014
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