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Carol J. Seiter

Carol Jean (Garber) Seiter, best friend of David R. Seiter, passed away Monday, June 19, 2023 at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo.

She was the devoted daughter of Wilbert “Willie” and Mary Elva (Sheperd) Garber, born March 16, 1947 in Toledo, Ohio. Carol owned and operated “Let’s Get Personal Embroidery”, worked for the Kalamazoo School System, Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery, USPS-P&DC and Safari Circuits. She was a member of TOPS and other exercise groups, enjoyed making cards, quilting, reading and spending time with her family.

Carol was very family driven and made houses into a thriving loving home with David in Kalamazoo, Portage and finally settling in Plainwell. Above all she was a loving and attentive wife, caregiver and friend of 48 years, marrying David R. Seiter, June 6, 1975 in Kalamazoo.

Also surviving are her children, Lorie Lyn (Todd) DeHoff of LaVernia, TX and David M. (Wendy) Seiter of Fishers, IN; grandchildren, Tyler (Valerie) DeHoff, Rebecca Seiter, David J.H. Seiter and Alexander Seiter; great-grandchildren, Brennen Ramos and Weston and Axton DeHoff and her siblings, Donald Garber and Lynn (Larry) Mishka.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Larry Garber.

Friends may visit with Carol’s family starting at 1:00 P.M., Friday, June 23, 2023, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the funeral service at 3:00 P.M., when memories of Carol may be shared. Celebrant Nyla Merrill will officiate.

Burial will take place at Hillside Cemetery in Plainwell at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Carol may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter.

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Lynn & Larry Mishka

June 19, 2023 at 5:27 pm

Deepest sympathy David, Lorie, David M and family.

May you find comfort in the joyous memories and peace from the prayers of extended family and friends.

Carol was the best sister and friend I could ever have.

Always the caretaker of family and friends without being asked. Forever the volunteer for all who needed. Rest in peace my dear sister.


Irene Garber

June 19, 2023 at 9:54 pm

My Deepest Sympathy and Prayers for you and your Family. Carol was also so sweet to me♥️



June 20, 2023 at 5:29 pm

The world certainly would be a better place if it had more people like Carol in it.

I cannot say enough words to emphasize how nice of person she was. Thinking of my good friend David and his family.


Robin and Gary Carpenter

June 21, 2023 at 7:23 am

David, our hearts are with you David M, Lori, their spouses and children.

Carol was so loved as a wonderful sister-in-law and friend. She was a kind and loving soul.

Please accept our sympathy and love at this sad time.


Michael VanDenBerg

June 21, 2023 at 11:16 am


So sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.


Diane Levy

June 21, 2023 at 1:53 pm

My heartfelt condolences to Carol’s family and friends. I knew Carol from the Fit Over Fifty exercise class at Hicks Gym. She was such a kind and loving lady. Rest in peace with our Lord and Savior, my beautiful friend.


The Hacker’s

June 21, 2023 at 2:02 pm


The Hacker family is saddened to hear about the loss of your mom. Sending hugs to you and your family. We will keep you in our prayers and may you find comfort in the memories you all shared.

Your friends, Yvonne , Mike, Chris and Jake Hacker.


Judy and Dave Suleski

June 22, 2023 at 1:53 pm

David and Family:

We are so saddened at Carol’s passing. She was such a giving person. She will be sorely missed.


Carmen Stears and family

June 23, 2023 at 5:46 pm

We are so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful, special wife, mother, and friend. Carol was a delight to know and have as a neighbor. She will be very missed in our neighborhood.


TOPS MI #610 Plainwell Chapter

June 27, 2023 at 1:39 am

It was very sad news when our group learned of Carol’s passing. She had been a very active member of our TOPPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Club and remembered fondly by those that knew her. Our condolences go out to the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.


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