Carolyn M. Rundman

ISHPEMING — Carolyn M. Rundman, 86, longtime Ishpeming resident, passed away on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at Portage Pointe in Hancock.

Carolyn was born on April 7, 1932, in Medford, Wisconsin, to Albert and Florence (Capelle) Pries. She graduated from Medford High School and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Michigan University in elementary education.

Carolyn taught for the NICE Community School District at the West Ishpeming, North Lake and Diorite Schools. Carolyn was a joyful person who felt relationships provided meaning to her life. She had compassion for neighbors, friends, family and animals.

Carolyn was a member of the Bethel Lutheran Church in Ishpeming, where she was active with WELCA and sang in the Bell Choir. She also sang in the Choraleers singing group. Carolyn was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, and former member of the Wawonowin Golf Club.

Carolyn enjoyed her daily walks, cross country skiing on the Iron Ore Heritage Trail, and cherished the arrival of her grandchildren from Wisconsin for the summer at camp on the Dead River Basin.

Carolyn is survived by two children, Donna (Robert) Marlor of Marquette, and Eric (Joan) Rundman of Hancock; two grandchildren, Jeff (Emi) Uelmen and Brian (Rian) Uelmen; seven great grandchildren, Peyton, Greyson, Gabe, Reed, Brady, Blake and Sloane; and former son-in-law, Bill Uelmen.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ralph; daughter, Cheryl Uelmen; and a sister, Betty Glennon.

Carolyn’s family greet relatives and friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Ishpeming, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., with Rev. Lauri O. Maki officiating. A luncheon will follow.

Memorials in memory of Carolyn may be directed to UPAWS at or the Iron Ore Heritage Trail (grooming fund), 102 W. Washington St., Ste 232, Marquette, MI 49855.

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