Carol M. (nee Sudholt) Martin, 72, of Pierron, IL died Friday, May 5, 2017, at Aviston Countryside Manor, Aviston, IL.
Carol was born October 16, 1944, to Bernard and Florence (nee Holzinger) Sudholt in Highland, IL.
She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and a member of PIC Park, Pierron, IL. Carol worked at Wick's Organ Co., Highland, IL, for more than 50 years, until her retirement, about 4 years ago.
Carol was an avid bowler, and even earned a State Title in 1981. She loved to play in the over 40 VFW Softball League and she served on the Village of Pierron Board
She was a loving mother and grandmother; she followed her son and daughter playing sports and then followed her grandchildren’s activities. Carol loved her two dogs, Sammie and Sadie and enjoyed cutting grass and was a very hard worker throughout her life.
Her love for PIC Park was beyond measure; growing up there as a child playing softball to sitting in the stands cheering on as her own children played ball. Every summer, even after her children were grown with families of their own, up through her late 60's, you could find Carol on her riding mower cutting the Park's grass or in the stands catching an evening ballgame. For more than 50 years, PIC Park was a place near and dear to Carol. Her memory will forever live on there.
She is survived by her children, Gina (Dan) Thomilson, Pocahontas, IL, and Ryan (Melissa) Martin, Gallatin, TN; grandchildren, Payton and Mya Thomilson and Taylor and Layne Vines.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernard and Florence Sudholt; former husband, Robert H. Martin.
Memorials may be made to PIC Park.
Interment: Calvary Cemetery, Pierron, IL
Meridith Funeral Home, Highland, IL.