Carol Jean Wilgus, 61, Ferdinand

Carol Jean Wilgus, 61, of Ferdinand, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2019, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.

Carol was born March 5, 1958, in Jasper to Paul E. and Clara (Lamar) Wilgus.

Carol was a 1976 graduate of Forest Park High School. She also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in paralegal services from Kaplan University (magna cum laude).

She enjoyed working Sudoku puzzles, coloring and studying the Bible.

Surviving are her mother, Clara Wilgus of Ferdinand; five sisters, Patti (Maarten) Bos of Sarasota, Florida, Mona (Kenny) Elder of Tell City, Terry Brinker of Evansville, Sandy (Tony) Waninger of Fulda, and Marci (Michael) Hansen of Ferdinand; two brothers, Rick (Tonya) Wilgus of Evansville and Ron (Shelly) Wilgus of Schnellville; her caregivers, Denise Schnell of Jasper and Ruth Sickbert and Angie Rahman, both of Ferdinand.

Carol was preceded in death by her father, Paul E. Wilgus; grandparents, Chester and Agnes (Hagedorn) Wilgus and Irwin and Gertrude (Bergman) Lamar; a brother-in-law, Bill Brinker; and a great-nephew.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 17, in Christ the King Parish-St. Ferdinand Church. Burial will be in St. Ferdinand Church cemetery at a later date.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand, and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

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