Carol A. Meilahn
April 11, 1945- February 20, 2020
It is with great sadness and eternal hope that the family of Carol Meilahn (Green),74, of Copper Harbor, Michigan, announce her peaceful passing on February 20, 2020. She was surrounded by her loving family. Carol was born on April 11, 1945 in Evanston, Illinois and lived a full and beautiful life in Illinois, Florida, and Michigan.
Carol is survived by her three children and six grandchildren. She was married to Jeffrey Meilahn in 1967 for 29 years. Carol is survived by her daughter Jennifer Funkey (Jason Funkey) and two grandchildren – Ava and Mason; her son - John Meilahn (Donica Dravillas), one granddaughter-Madeline; and her son Peter Meilahn (Alison Underthun), three grandchildren-Noah, Greta, and Arlo. She is also survived by her brother – Michael Green. She was preceded in death by her parents – John Green and Lucy Green.
Carol and her husband resided in River Forest, Illinois and relocated to Copper Harbor, Michiganwith their young family, in 1977. She and her husband designed and developed Fanny Hooe Resort. In 1984 she and her family moved to Florida to begin another chapter in life. Later, after 12 years on the east coast of Florida, she returned to Copper Harbor, her first love, with family, and for friends.Throughout her lifetime she was a business owner and manager,served on the Copper Harbor Board of Review, and was the bookkeeper and receptionist at The Mariner North Resort. She had a keen eye for design, and designed houses, spaces, and furniture that reflected her bold artistic nature.
Carol lived her later years in her beautiful home in Copper Harbor, which she designed and help build along side her son, John. She loved the quiet solitude of her northwoods cabin, where she enjoyed her books, birds, and flowers. She was a gracious host to life, love, and laughter and believed that the sky was the limit. Her cabin doors were always open. Her home was where her heart was. She loved to entertain, cook, and enjoyed the company of her dear friends and family. Carol had a deep, analytic sense of humor that she often shared with those around her. She lived by the words, “BeTrue in Heart”, and was known for her positivity and her life mantra…that everything would always work out.
Carol was compassionate and creative. She was a strong encourager and supporter of her children's projects and careers, and she raised them to help a fairer and more principled world. She was a loving and patient grandmother and made it a priority to connect and spend quality time with each of her grandchildren. Carol left this world after spreading compassion and taste, with her lucid, independent, and creative mind. She was so very loved and will be missed immensely.
In lieu of flowers, celebration of life contributions can be made to the National Audubon Society, so that her love of her wild birds may live on. Her celebration of life will be held during the summer of 2020 at her beautiful cabin in Copper Harbor, Michigan. She would want nothing more than the gathering of family and friends to carry on the love, life, and laughter in her home. More information will follow.
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