Carolyn Gernhart

Carolyn Gernhart

Carolyn E. Brabon-Gernhart of Portage, Michigan, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2013, in Portage  after a long illness. Carolyn was the eldest daughter of Fred and Loraine (Baldwin) Brabon and was born April 2, 1942 in Plainwell.

Carolyn graduated from Otsego High School and later worked at Parker-Hannifin in Otsego. She loved her children, extended family and friends, music and animals. She was artistic and enjoyed painting and crafting.

Carolyn is survived by her daughters, Cheryl (John) Lester, FL, Amy Harris, Kalamazoo; and son Eric (Nicky) Nowman, FL; 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Also surviving are sisters, Jeanne (Robert) Thompson of Paw Paw, Ann (Michael) MacCreery of Kalamazoo and brothers, Jerry (Kim) Brabon, of FL and Leonard (Gloria) Brabon of Kalamazoo.

The family held a private memorial service with interment of cremated remains.

Contributions in memory of Carolyn may be made to S.P.C.A of Kalamazoo.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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  1. Tina and Dan Lynch says:

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