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Carol Marie Kemmer

November 18, 1957 — March 3, 2024

Carol Marie Kemmer

Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, and sister, Carol, was born to eternal life on March 3, 2024, at her home with family by her side. The daughter of Donald and Mary McPhee, Carol was born November 18,1957 in Saginaw, Michigan. Carol graduated from Sts. Peter and Paul High School in 1976. She graduated from Central Michigan University (1980) then went to pursue her MBA from Eastern Michigan University (1984). She worked happily for 40 years in the automotive industry before retiring to spend time with her family and friends. Carol was an active, participating member at St. Catherine of Siena Parish serving on the finance committee and as an eucharistic minister.

Carol brought joy and reason to the hearts of those fortunate enough to know her. Her passion for life and family was beautifully reflected in the many family trips and vacations they had. She loved playing with her adoring granddaughters creating memories that will live on forever in their hearts. “Come on Mimi, let’s do a project” was a constant refrain when Carol was with her granddaughters. Carol's love for the simple pleasures was evident daily as she walked with friends, enjoyed sunrises at their beach home, and spent time outside in the yard.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband Bruce Kemmer, two daughters Kristen (Brandon) Geyer and Sarah (Michael) Casper, two granddaughters, Emma and Maggie Geyer, her mother, Mary McPhee, two sisters Kathy (Rick) Longo and Jane (Don) DeRoo, as well as many nieces, nephews, and good friends. She was preceded in death by her father Donald McPhee.

Funeral Liturgy will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 8, 2024 at St. Catherine of Siena Parish. Celebrant will be Rev. Fr. James Bessert with Rite of Committal following in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Thursday, March 7, 2024 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Gephart Funeral Home. The Vigil for the Deceased will take place on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Carol will be taken to the church to lie in state on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. Those considering a donation in her name may wish to consider donating to Friends of Bay City State Park or Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
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Visitation

Friday, March 8, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Catherine of Siena Parish-St. Vincent de Paul Church

2956 East North Union Road, Bay City, MI 48706

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Funeral Liturgy

Friday, March 8, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Catherine of Siena Parish-St. Vincent de Paul Church

2956 East North Union Road, Bay City, MI 48706

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