William M. Carroll Jr.
April 2, 1926 – April 13, 2019
William M. Carroll age 93, passed away April 13, 2019. Beloved husband of Theresa for 69 years; loving father of Mark (Vicky), Mary Pat (Dale) Teschler, Dean (Sherry), Paul and the late Lynn; dear grandfather of Amy, Scott, Todd, Karl, Krista, Keri, Jessica, Ashlee and the late Matthew; proud great grandfather of Nathan, Allison, Lauren, William, Oliver, Peyton and Madeline. Brother of Mary Lou and the late Nancy.
William proudly served in the United States Coast Guard leaving high school behind. When he returned he received his GED and then was given an honorary high school diploma from the Chippewa Valley School District. William has a pilot's license and absolutely loved to golf. He will always be remembered for his backyard pool parties.
Visitation Tuesday, April 16, 2019 2:00pm to 9:00pm with a 7:00pm prayer service at Kaul Funeral Home 35201 Garfield, Clinton Twp. Funeral instate Wednesday, April 17, 2019 9:30am until the time of mass at 10:00am at St. Thecla 20740 S Nunneley Rd, Clinton Twp. Please share a memory www.kaulfuneralhome.com
- Theresa Carroll, Wife
- Mark (Vicky) Carroll, Son
- Mary Pat (Dale) Teschler, Daughter
- Dean (Sherry) Carroll, Son
- Paul Carroll, Son
- The late Lynn Carroll, Daughter
- Dear grandfather of Amy, Scott, Todd, Karl, Krista, Keri, Jessica, Ashlee and the late Matthew; proud great grandfather of Nathan, Allison, Lauren, William, Oliver, Peyton and Madeline. Brother of Mary Lou and the late Nancy.
- Visitation Tuesday, April 16, 2019
- Prayer Service Tuesday, April 16, 2019
- Funeral Instate Wednesday, April 17, 2019
- Funeral Mass Wednesday, April 17, 2019
William M. Carroll Jr.
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April 16, 2019
Mr. Bill Carroll was a wonderful man and as I reflect on my memories of him, many wonderful ones stand out and that is why I am smiling as I type this note. I had the great fortune of knowing him through my fantastic brother in law Dean and fabulous sister in law Sherry. Dean and I visited the Carroll's about eight years ago. One evening after slipping into their house after a late night in the casinos (imagine that), Mr. Carroll popped in on Dean, his brother Paul and me as we sat at the kitchen table and ate a suitcase worth of white castle burgers topped with hot sauce. Mr. Carroll made us laugh through the wee hours of the morning while he reminisced about his younger days in New Orleans. My side still hurts from laughter as I think of him with that Kleenex hanging from his nose. Mr. Carroll was a hoot! He at 85 years of age and driving a speed to match his age volunteered to drive us to the airport. Wow, that was an amazingly fun, informative and hair raising trip; I think I am still missing a fingernail or two that I bit off during the ride :-). But, what I remember and admire most about him was the sage advice he offered me when I was agonizing over a career Army decision whether to accept a position in the Pentagon and not be happy (I had already served five years in the Pentagon), or choose a position in Korea and be happy. I chose Korea. Thank you Mr. Carroll for showing me that happiness is indeed a choice. Of course, I have many more memories, but will save those for when Dean and I are drinking our Bud Light Towers and remembering the wonderful life of Mr. Bill Carroll. May God's Blessings always be with you Mr. Carroll, your family and your loved ones. Very respectfully, Rob Manning on behalf of my entire blended family.