She was born June 30, 1944, in Galion, Ohio, to Charles and Maxine (Rider) Gelsanliter.
Carole grew up in Galion and had lived in Norwalk, Loma Linda, Calif., and Eden Valley, Colo. She had attended Norwalk High School before graduating from Mt. Vernon Academy in 1963. Carole had a varied career, working in factories, as a nurses aid, school janitor, Norwalk Middle School cafeteria, and for Meijer’s deli in Sandusky for 15 years until her retirement.
She was a member of the Norwalk Seventh Day Adventist Church. Carole was an avid walker, logging many laps around the Norwalk Reservoir. She enjoyed flowers, spending time with grandchildren and visiting Kingwood Center, Charles Mill Dam and Mohican State Park in Mansfield and the lighthouse in Huron.
Survivors include her daughters, Miranda June Hawley of Buchanan, Mich., and Cynthia Gail Libby of College Place, Wash.; grandchildren, Sonya Granvold, Diamond Hawley, Myah Hawley, Roslyn Libby and Cody Libby.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Granvold; and brother, Robert Gelsanliter.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Norwalk Seventh Day Adventist Church, 400 Executive Drive, Norwalk. Walker-Eastman-Heydinger Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed by visiting walkereastmanheydingerfh.com.