Carol Thran

Date of Death: Aug 03, 2015
Carol Thran
[highlight_text]1941-2015[/highlight_text] Carol J. Ladwig Thran went home to meet her Lord on August 3, 2015.


[leftcolumn] Carol was born January 25, 1941 in Columbus, WI to George and Winifred Kirley Ladwig, the second of seven children. Carol attended Bennett Grade School and Columbus High School. On March 10, 1959 she married Bill Thran and they were blessed with three children. During her married life, she lived in Otsego, WI for 39 years, in Winter, WI for 12 years, and in Waupun for 1 ½ years. Carol enjoyed bowling, tent camping, feeding birds, growing flowers, and going to casinos. She loved to work on genealogy and enjoyed winter trips to Gulfport, MS. Carol worked at Jack Winter in Columbus for three years, Racine Glove Co. in Rio, WI for 14 ½ years, and retired in 2000 from Enerpac in Columbus after 24 ½ years of employment. She also worked part-time at her son’s convenience store in Winter, WI.

Carol is survived by her husband, Bill; two sons: James (Kathy) of Laguna Vista, TX, and Gary (Peggy) of Waupun; a daughter, Deborah (Bill) Arvidson of Hawkins, WI; nine grandchildren: Craig (Mary) Thran of West Bend, Jason (Stephenie) Foster of Portage, Becky (Jeff) Johnson of Portage, Kimberly (Willie Homan) Thran of Fox Lake, Joseph Foster of Round Rock, TX, Jamie (Mike Nichols) Thran of Radisson, WI, Tyler Thran of Laguna Vista, TX, Jacob Arvidson of Hawkins, WI, and Hunter Thran of Waupun; 10 great-grandchildren; three step-grandsons; three step-great-granddaughters; three sisters: Georgia (Vince) Fitzgerald, Joyce (Augie) List, and Julie (Blayne) Van Camp; a brother, Robert Ladwig; four brothers-in-law: Paul Felmet, Robert (Chloe) Felmet, Paul (Kathy) Thran, and Michael (Sara) Thran; sister-in-law, Claire Thran; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Allen and Niel Ladwig; sisters-in-law: Vivian Felmet and Cheryl Ladwig; and nephews: Darrell Felmet and Scott Fitzgerald.


[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] A time of gathering for friends and relatives of Carol Thran will be held Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun.



  1. Lori Oehlert Says: August 5, 2015 at 7:58 am

    So sad she wasn’t able to bet the cancer. Glad she didn’t suffer long though. Your family has mt deepest sympathies and will be in my prayers.

  2. Anna Mae Axness Says: August 5, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Deborah, I’m so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. I enjoyed having Carol’s help with researching the St.Pat’s cemetery. Take care now. Anna Mae from Portage.

  3. Nelson and Dorothy Wise Wausau, WI Says: August 5, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Bill, Gary, Peggy and Hunter and immediate family, we would like to express our deepest condolences on your loss. For the amount of time spent with Carol up north at Rollingstone Lake, she was funny, lovable and enjoyment of conversation thru out. We will always have a place in our hearts for her. She now is in peace and looking down at all of us, saying to all I am resting and not struggling with every day life and god has her in his hands. With all said, we are very sorry for your loss and if you need anything please give us a call. Carol you are a remarkable woman!!!

  4. Mary Lou Edmunds Says: August 6, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    We would like to express our sincere condolences in the passing of Carol. We are so sorry to hear that Carol didn’t beat the cancer. I always liked going to the store when she was working. She always wanted to talk and not about anything in particular. I have many fond memories of her. She was a grand lady and will be missed.

  5. Beverly Bortz Says: August 7, 2015 at 8:56 am

    I was shocked and saddened to learn of Carol’s passing. Carol and I were “Best Buds” all through high school and through the years managed to stay in touch. And then I remembered that she had been dealing with that devil cancer. So now she is will the Lord and He has given her the reward she so richly deserved. May He be with her large and extended family now and bring them peace. God bless them all.

  6. Joyce Abegglen Says: August 9, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Bill and family. I was so sorry to learn of Carol’s passing. Ron and I enjoyed bowling with you so many years ago. My very sincere sympathy to you all. God Bless and always remember the good times.

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