Carol Jean “Mudge” Felhofer, 87, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away May 3rd, 2023, at Bayview Senior Care LLC (formerly Anna’s Healthcare) in Sturgeon Bay.
She was born July 14, 1935, daughter of the late Howard and Lorna (Mills) Bosman. She attended Algoma High School. Upon graduation, Carol attended Holy Family School of Nursing in Manitowoc, WI. She graduated as a Registered Nurse. Carol was united in marriage to Francis J. Felhofer on December 29, 1956, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay. They were blessed with over 66 years of marriage.
Carol’s nursing career was a testament to her commitment to helping others. As a dedicated nurse, she worked in multiple departments, including the OB floor, General Care, and Employee Health. Her most notable time at the hospital was establishing the department for Infection Control; a role she took very seriously. Carol was also a constant support to her husband Fran in their successful business, Bay Marine.
Carol was a devout Catholic. She was a faithful member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Christian Mothers group. Generous with her time and efforts, Carol was very involved with many community clubs and events, including the “Look Good, Feel Good” Program, Peninsula Belgian American Club, and both Door County & Belgian Historical Societies, to name a few.
She was an avid gardener and enjoyed working in her beautiful gardens and pruning her bonsai plants. Carol loved her time as a member of the Door County YMCA and all her fitness friends. She also loved spending time with her sweet cats, Pansy & Deuce.
But Carol’s most significant passion was her family. Family was everything to her. Being a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother was her greatest joy in life. She will be greatly missed by her husband, Fran; six children, David (Linda) Barno of Billings, MO, Michael (Tonya) Felhofer of Sturgeon Bay, Paula (Ron) Kerscher of Plymouth, WI, Ellen Felhofer (special friend Joe) of Sturgeon Bay, Matthew (Nancy) Felhofer of Sturgeon Bay, Mark (Gina) Felhofer of Sturgeon Bay; grandchildren, Lindsay (Tom) Fulks, Alex (Jennifer) Barno, Haley (Jeff) Harasimowicz, Sydney Felhofer, Stephanie Felhofer, Emily (Paul) Meyer, Christopher (Michelle) Kerscher, Megan (Justin) Kerscher-Walsh, Jack (Bridget) Thomas, Angela Thomas, Nathan (Megan) Felhofer, Benjamin (Hannah) Felhofer, Sarah (fiancé Chase) Felhofer, Grace Felhofer, Ryan Felhofer; great-grandchildren, Beckett & Ryker Fulks, Weston & Colbie Harasimowicz, Braxton Meyer, Micah & Liam Felhofer; siblings, Georgiana “Georgi” Hanson, Peter (Mary) Bosman; in-laws, Joanne Bosman, Marie Felhofer.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Howard & Lorna; daughter-in-law, Nancy (Carnahan) Felhofer; great-grandson, Finley Felhofer; brother, Gerry Bosman; in-laws, Allen Hanson, William “Bud” Felhofer, Virginia “Ginny” Felhofer, Margaret “Peg” Kirley.
Carol’s life will be honored with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 11, 2023, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay with Rev. Robert Stegmann officiating. Inurnment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Forbes Funeral Home and from 10:00 to 10:40 a.m. at the church on Thursday. The rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Donations may be made to the Door County YMCA in her honor.
Our family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Unity Hospice Care, the Staff at Bayview Senior Care LLC (formerly Anna’s Healthcare).
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