In memory of
Carol Duba Holm
In memory of
Carol Duba Holm
Holm, Carol Duba MA, of Okemos, MI, passed away on July 27, 2020, in Okemos at the age of 80. She was born on September 15, 1939 in Grand Rapids, MI to John Charles and Ann (Niewiadomski) Duba. She graduated from Mount Mercy High School in 1957, from Aquinas College in 1961, and from Marquette University with a Master's degree in English in 1963. That same year, she married her beloved husband, Robert ("Bob," who preceded her in death in 2007). She taught English at Stevenson High School in Livonia, MI for a year before they had their first child, after which she embarked on an unmatched career as a homemaker and volunteer. She was a member of the Board of Trustees of Aquinas College, receiving the Distinguished Service Award in 1979 and Outstanding Alumna award in 1989; long-time driver for Mobile Meals in Lansing; and veteran reader for the Radio Reading Service (formerly Radio Talking Book), WKAR's program for people with reading impairments. She sang in the choir for many years at St. Catherine of Siena church in Portage, MI, where the family lived prior to moving to Lansing in 1991, and golfed in several Lansing-area leagues with Bob. An avid quilter, she supported the Capitol City Quilt Guild, contributing her time and artistic talents to their shows and regularly hosting "Lunch Bunch" gatherings at her home. But above all, she devoted her time, love and copious generosity to her children and family, and made friends everywhere she went through her supreme kindness and hospitality. She was preceded in death as well by her parents and dear sister Catherine Lee. Surviving are her daughters, Elizabeth Ann (Dave Crockett) Holm and Amanda Lelia (George Stankow) Holm; son, John Gustaf (Michelle Hribar) Holm; grandchildren, Margaret Carol McGovney, Elizabeth Rose Holm, Alexei Gabriel Dudek, Aurora Joy Stankow-Mercer, Dimitri Nikolai Dudek, and Gloria Rhiannon Stankow-Holm; sister Anna May Ransdell; brothers John (Mary) Duba, Dan (Denise) Duba, and George (Cindy) Duba; sister-in-law Barbara (Larry) Matthes; brothers-in-law Tim Lee, Dick (Debra Wierenga) Holm and Bill (Marcia Davis) Holm; and many nieces, nephews and other in-laws. Memorial service and celebration of Carol's life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Aquinas College or the WKAR Radio Reading Service in her honor.
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1730 East Grand River Ave
East Lansing, MI 48823
In memory of
Carol Duba Holm
Holm, Carol Duba MA, of Okemos, MI, passed away on July 27, 2020, in Okemos at the age of 80. She was born on September 15, 1939 in Grand Rapids, MI to John Charles and Ann (Niewiadomski) Duba. She graduated from Mount Mercy High School in 1957, from Aquinas College in 1961, and from Marquette University with a Master's degree in English in 1963. That same year, she married her beloved husband, Robert ("Bob," who preceded her in death in 2007). She taught English at Stevenson High School in Livonia, MI for a year before they had their first child, after which she embarked on an unmatched career as a homemaker and volunteer. She was a member of the Board of Trustees of Aquinas College, receiving the Distinguished Service Award in 1979 and Outstanding Alumna award in 1989; long-time driver for Mobile Meals in Lansing; and veteran reader for the Radio Reading Service (formerly Radio Talking Book), WKAR's program for people with reading impairments. She sang in the choir for many years at St. Catherine of Siena church in Portage, MI, where the family lived prior to moving to Lansing in 1991, and golfed in several Lansing-area leagues with Bob. An avid quilter, she supported the Capitol City Quilt Guild, contributing her time and artistic talents to their shows and regularly hosting "Lunch Bunch" gatherings at her home. But above all, she devoted her time, love and copious generosity to her children and family, and made friends everywhere she went through her supreme kindness and hospitality. She was preceded in death as well by her parents and dear sister Catherine Lee. Surviving are her daughters, Elizabeth Ann (Dave Crockett) Holm and Amanda Lelia (George Stankow) Holm; son, John Gustaf (Michelle Hribar) Holm; grandchildren, Margaret Carol McGovney, Elizabeth Rose Holm, Alexei Gabriel Dudek, Aurora Joy Stankow-Mercer, Dimitri Nikolai Dudek, and Gloria Rhiannon Stankow-Holm; sister Anna May Ransdell; brothers John (Mary) Duba, Dan (Denise) Duba, and George (Cindy) Duba; sister-in-law Barbara (Larry) Matthes; brothers-in-law Tim Lee, Dick (Debra Wierenga) Holm and Bill (Marcia Davis) Holm; and many nieces, nephews and other in-laws. Memorial service and celebration of Carol's life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Aquinas College or the WKAR Radio Reading Service in her honor.
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Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes
1730 East Grand River Ave
East Lansing, MI 48823
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