Carol Dianne Seitz, wonderful mother, sister, and grandmother, 74 of Jefferson, passed away on Friday, July 29, 2022, at her home in Jefferson.
Carol was born on August 27, 1947, in Watertown, WI, to Robert and Ruby (Naedler) Leedle. She grew up in Helenville with her 6 siblings where she loved to hang out with the neighbor kids, go ice skating at the local pond in the winter months and take baton twirling lessons in the off season. Carol also participated in local parades and competed at the Helenville Picnic and at the Jefferson County Fair.
Carol was a 1965 graduate of Jefferson High School. Shortly after graduation, she married Neil Seitz and had 4 beautiful daughters. The couple later divorced, and Carol met Jim Meyer, her significant other and partner in crime for over 41 years. They were proudly known to all the grandkids as Grandma and Grandpa Farm.
Carol put herself through beauty school and worked as a hairdresser for over 47 years at various locations including Rose Marie’s, Jefferson Beauty Bar, Ann’s Hair Design and eventually retired from the Best Little Hair House at the age of 62. She always has a story to tell about “her ladies”. Carol was part of the “Bubbies Girls” bowling team with her sisters Kathy and Terry in honor of her father. She loved to dance the night away.
Carol enjoyed gardening and her flowers, feeding and watching the birds for hours on end, and most of all just spending time sitting around the farm kitchen table with friends and family. She was known to talk smart and occasionally have a beer or two. For many years Carol and Jim traveled the states, attending annual Elks Grand Lodge Conventions, entertaining old friends and meeting many new friends along the way. Carol was voted The First Lady of the Wisconsin Elk’s Association in 1994-95. After retiring, Carol gave in to peer pressure and joined her daughters, sisters, and nieces for the annual “Girls Weekend” – destination sometimes unknown, making memories of a lifetime and having as much fun as a group of girls could have. She tried her hardest to play “mother hen” but she would always get right in there and have just as much fun as the rest. Carol was the Camp Counselor with a whistle during the Scavenger Hunt at Camp Schlesner. She was the confused one wondering why the family kept going round and round the same roundabout, just so the others could catch up to the pace car. Carol was known to kick butt in many heated Scrabble Tournaments, and she was considered the Curfew Warden when the little chicks would venture out after hours. Carol would laugh until she cried and that’s how everyone knew it was a successful Girl’s Weekend. Those days will truly be missed by all who attended.
Carol is survived by: her daughters Tracie (Boyd) Lee, Tammy (Jim) Roth, Lisa (Rick) Schlesner, and Chris (Dan) Lemke; stepson Patrick (Cynthia) Meyer; grandchildren Jake (Katrina) Lee, Rachel Lee, Cory Roth, Ty Roth, Nathan Roth, Roby Schlesner, Thomas (Sierra) Schlesner, Jenna Schnitger, Callie Schnitger, Lauren Schnitger, Jordan Meyer and James Meyer; her siblings Dennis Leedle, Kathy Leedle and Terry (Warren) Woodard; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Carol is further survived by her long-time partner and friend Jim Meyer.
Carol is preceded in death by: her parents; sisters Judy Leedle, Sharon Kratzer and Donna Radtke; sister-in-law Carol Leedle; brother-in-law Eddie Radtke and niece Laurie “Rat” Schroeder.
The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Karen Derr for the extra special care she gave Carol during her struggle with her COPD.
Per Carol’s request, there will be no formal visitation or funeral services held. Carol will be laid to rest at Rock River Cemetery in a private service at a later date.
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