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Carol Ann Ware-Janetsky

July 11, 1943 — June 17, 2023

Carol Ann Ware-Janetsky

Carol Ann Ware-Janetsky of Freeland, Michigan

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 17, 2023. She was 79 years old. Carol Ann Elliott was born on July 11, 1943, in Saginaw, Michigan, to the late Owen L. and Pearlene (Duby) Elliott. She was a proud 1961 graduate of Saginaw High School. Carol met Donald A. Ware while he worked as a newspaper delivery boy. They began dating in high school and were united in marriage on August 3, 1963, he preceded her in death on May 27, 1999. While in attendance at a card party, Carol met Albert Janetsky, Jr. They began dating and were united in marriage on July 2, 2004; he survives her. The role of her lifetime, and one she treasured and cherished, was to be a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Later in life, Carol worked for over 13 years at McDonalds on E. Genesee. She civically served her community by volunteering her time with blood drive through the Red Cross. Carol was a gifted and talented artist, creating many stunning pieces over the years. She could do anything; baking cakes, knitting, sewing and seamstress work, quilting, and canning. Carol stayed active by exercising at the Freeland SportsZone, bowling, playing cards, going to the casino, and traveling throughout the country and world which brought her so much joy in life. Her little piece of heaven was spending time with her family and tending to her flowers. Carol was a former member of Burt United Methodist Church, Sheridan Road United Methodist Church, Poseyville United Methodist Church, and most recently attended Second Presbyterian Church. Though she could be outspoken, she will forever be remembered as a woman of strong faith, known for her love, compassion, and selflessness to family and friends, and for truly living an amazing life filled with many beautiful memories, stories, and laughter.

Surviving are her husband of 18 years, Albert Janetsky Jr. of Freeland; two sons: Tim (Cheryl) Ware of Saginaw; Matthew (Michelle) Ware of Hemlock; a son-in-law, Donald Wilson; a step-son, Albert (Melody) Janetsky III; a step-daughter, Andrea (Ben) Nault; 8 grandchildren: Sarah (Larry) Wilson, Dallas (Kasie) Wilson, Aaron (Nikki) Wilson, Karlee (Zach) Seitz, Nickolas Ware, Christopher (Reauna) Ware, Brandon (Catie) Ware, and Kaitlyn (Austin) Peterson; great-grandchildren: Leigha Travis, Peyton Ware, Emilie Seitz, Shalynn Wilson, and another expected in December; a brother, Gerald (Debbie) Elliott; sister-in-law, Vicky Elliott. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Donald Ware; a daughter, Alicia Wilson; a brother, Donald Elliott; and her parents, Owen and Pearlene Elliott.

A Funeral Service will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2023, at the W. L. Case & Company Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Road. Rev. Karen Price will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the W. L. Case & Company Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Road on Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Red Cross Blood Drive. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home or through www.casefuneralhome.com.

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