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Carole Barschdorf


RANSOM — Carole D. Barschdorf, 77, of Ransom, passed away Saturday, March 31, at Evenglow Lodge in Pontiac.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 6, at United Methodist Church in Dwight with the Rev. Mike Ebersohl officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at Hager Memorial Home in Dwight. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery in Dwight.

Carole was born June 4, 1940, in Morris, to David and Veronica (Knapp) Bumgarner. She married Duane Barschdorf on June 8, 1958, at Mazon United Methodist Church. He passed away May 29, 2017.

She is survived by a daughter, Susan (David) Andree, of Blackstone; sons, Gary (Linda) Barschdorf, of Ransom, Steven (Lori) Barschdorf, of Bridgeman, Mich., and Rick Barschdorf, of Ransom; brother, James (Gail) Bumgarner; sisters-in-law, Janice Johnson, of Nevada, Ill., and Gloria Barschdorf, of Denver, Colo.; many nieces and nephews; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Carole was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brother, Richard Bumgarner; and brother-in-law, Gerald Barschdorf.

She was a member of Dwight United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women’s Club and YAGO’s. She also was past president and a member of Streator Christian Women’s Club and the Highland Homemaker’s Club.

Carole loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed reading and serving on church committees, where she was always willing to visit. She was a lifelong blood donor.

Memorials in honor of Carole may be made to United Methodist Church of Dwight and online condolences may be made at hagermemorial.com.

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