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Carol A. Elliker(1940 - 2014)

Carol Ann Elliker

Carol Ann Elliker, age 73, passed peacefully into the next life on January 14, 2014 with her family at her side.

Carol was born December 12, 1940 in Monmouth, IL to John K. and Wilda M. (Kettering) Miller. The family moved to Madison, WI when Carol was a teenager and she graduated from Monona Grove high school in 1958. She met her husband, Robert J. Elliker, while they were attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and they were married on September 2, 1961. They moved briefly to Detroit, MI, before settling in Stevens Point.

Carol was a devoted wife, wonderful mother and homemaker, while working part-time as a teacher's aide, secretary, and in women's clothing sales. Carol was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Stevens Point where she taught Sunday school and was active in the women's circle. Carol developed a love for fiber arts and started her own business selling her hand-woven items at art shows in the Midwest. She was a founding member of the Wandering Vine Weavers Guild, and a member of the Wisconsin Alliance of Artists and Craftspeople, the Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council, the Wisconsin Handweavers, and the Woodstock Weavers Guild. She also was an active, long-time member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority.

Carol is survived by her husband, Robert; daughter, Ann (Todd) Kiefer of Madison; son, Peter (Tami) of Appleton; brother, Roger (Gail) Miller of Winchester; sister, M. Kay Miller of Jackson, KY; and many relatives in and near her hometown of Monmouth, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m., Monday, January 20, 2014, at Boston Funeral Home with Rev. Howard Hintzman officiating. A visitation will be held on Sunday, January 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. and again on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the Funeral Home. Private family burial will be at Saint Raphael's Frenchtown Cemetery in the Town of Montrose, Dane County, WI.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the House of the Dove of Marshfield, WI. Online condolences may be made at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.

The family would like to thank the staff at St Clare's Hospital in Weston and the staff at House of the Dove in Marshfield for their loving care.

We love you very much and you will be greatly missed.

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Published in Stevens Point Journal on Jan. 17, 2014
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