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Carol F. Van Sickle

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Carol F. Van Sickle

Carol was born on December 25, 1921 in Bellefonte, PA. Her parents, Lydia C. and Richard C. Funk moved to Highland Park, MI three years later where Carol lived with her family until 1948. She attended Hillsdale College and graduated from Michigan Normal (Eastern Michigan University). She married Robert E. Miller Jr., and had three children, Christine (Paul) Viergever, Bruce Miller and Beth Miller. Robert and Carol divorced, and Carol married Ted Van Sickle. Ted's three children, Gerald (Chrystal) Van Sickle, Constance Johnson, and Rebecca Van Sickle loved Carol as did her own children. She is survived by her children, her of husband of 36 years, Ted, and her grandchildren, Katherine Viergever, Justin Sorrell and Nathan Sorrell and numerous step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

After college graduation Carol taught physical education at Highland Park High School and was the coach of the swim team. She later taught physical education at Brighton High School and coached their volleyball team. She earned a Master of Science Degree from Eastern Michigan University while teaching at Brighton. After retiring from teaching in 1981, Carol had the time to become a talented quilter and she leaves us with many beautiful quilts to cherish. Until her passing, she was still quilting, riding a bicycle (3-wheel), swimming, cross stitching and playing bridge. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her: the bridge groups, the quilters, the garden club and especially her family. She was not one to comprise anything she did—it was always perfect.

Services will be on Monday, December 31 at 10 AM at Flanner and Buchanan- Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, 9700 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis. Visitation will be on Sunday, December 30 from 1-4 PM at Flanner and Buchanan- Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. Interment will be in Crown Hill Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to the National Humane Society, 4039 Gunn Highway, Tampa, FL 33618 ( or the U.S.O., 2111 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 1200, Arlington, VA 22201 ( A tribute to Carol's life may be viewed online at, where condolences may be shared with the family.

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Dec. 29, 2012
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