Caroline Garner (1940-2018)

Caroline M. (Wagner) Garner, 77, of Lyons entered into eternal life on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo surrounded by family and friends. She was born Sept. 17, 1940, in Toledo to the late Mildred (Sindel) and Ellsworth Glenn Wagner.

Carol attended Whitmer High School, and was an LPN nurse. Carol truly enjoyed being a mother and homemaker. She was a cake decorator and an excellent cook. In 1982, she decided to go back to school and became a licensed practical nurse.

As a nurse, Carol was always eager to help other people, especially children. She worked at Detwiler Manor in Wauseon, Morenci Hospital, and in a pediatrician’s office. She enjoyed knitting and sewing, and loved animals, especially the many cats that she cared for over the years. Carol’s kind heart and wonderful sense of humor endeared her to everyone she met.

Left to cherish her memory are a daughter, Karen (fiancée Mike) Garner; a son, Michael Garner; a stepdaughter, Pam Collins; a stepson, Greg Garner; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a stepsister, Janice Clark; a stepbrother, Don Atzinger; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and her many friends. Caroline was also preceded in death by her half-brother, Donald Wagner; stepbrother, Frank Atzinger; and stepmother, Esther Wagner.

A memorial service will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at Lyons Christian Church Friendship Hall, 138 E Morenci St., with Pastor Heather Schimmel officiating. Interment will follow at Lyons Cemetery.

Arrangements by Weigel Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Fulton County Humane Society. Flowers may be ordered and condolences may be sent through the funeral home website by visiting


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