Carol Ann Simpson, 79, was welcomed home by her Savior, Jesus Christ, on November 11, 2022, while surrounded by her family. Carol was born on January 20, 1943, to the late Earl E. and Ruth F. Kurth in Hartford, Wisconsin. After finishing high school and spending one year at the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater, she met the love of her life, “her dearest Chuck,” Charles Simpson. They were married on April 4, 1964 and spent 56 wonderful years together. Their greatest joy was their three loving children, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Aside from her work at home as wife and mother, Carol was employed for many years at the West Bend Company, and lastly at Old Time Cleaners where she loved talking with customers. Carol enjoyed cooking big meals for her family, spending time with friends, learning in Bible study at church, reading mystery novels, putting together puzzles, and could always be found doing her crossword puzzles each evening. She and Chuck made many memories while traveling the country together during their retirement years. But the thing she truly loved doing was quilting. It was her way of wrapping others with her heart and a warm hug. Not only do her friends and family members cherish beautiful hand-stitched creations made by Carol, but also many people around the world are wrapped in her love as she was a member of the quilting ministry at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Carol was an example of being content with the simple things in life- family, friends, and relationship. She was loving, hard-working, spunky, and had a witty dry sense of humor. Her smile lit up a room which always made people feel welcome. Her joy was being able to help her family in any way she could and was so proud of each of her children and grandchildren.
Carol is survived her beloved children, Amy (Tracy) Biegler of Castle Rock, Co; Thomas (Michelle) Simpson of West Bend, Wi; and Kelly Simpson of Painesville, Oh; grandchildren Zachary, Joshua (Grace) and Camryn Biegler, Brea (Brandon) Chapman, TJ Simpson, Lindsay and Drew Katz, and two great-grandchildren (Mila and Jax Chapman). She is also survived by her brother, Allan Kurth. Carol was preceded in death by her parents, youngest brother, Earl, Jr, her dearest Chuck, beloved granddaughter, Abigail, and beloved great grandson, Case.
A Celebration of Carol’s life will take place on Friday, December 2, 2022, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in West Bend with visitation at 10am and service at 11am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be directed to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Adult Education Fund or the Abigail Elise Simpson Memorial Fund.
Special thanks to Froedert West Bend Hospital staff, Horizon Hospice at home and Kathy’s Hospice House for their wonderful care, Phillip Funeral Home for assisting the family with arrangements, and Pastor Jim Hearne and Deacon Sherie Kruse for presiding over the service and for loving Carol so well.
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Adult Education Fund, 1044 S. Silverbrook Dr., West Bend, Wi 53095, Horicon Bank, c/o Abigail Elise Simpson Memorial Fund, 1535 Paradise Dr., West Bend, Wi, 53095.