Caroline Crescencia Laursen, Whitewater, WI/Hinsdale, IL (1917-2014)
February 4, 1917 - January 11, 2014
Caroline Crescencia Laursen, age 96, of Whitewater/Hinsdale, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at Our House in Whitewater. She was born Feb. 4, 1917, in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Julius and Wilhelmina (Beer) Schmitt. Caroline graduated from St. Michael's High School, Chicago, in 1935. She was united in marriage to Einar William Laursen in 1941, at St Michael in Old Town Church, Chicago. Together they owned and operated Laursen's TCC (Trailers, Campers, Campground) on Whitewater Lake outside of Whitewater, WI, from 1975-1989.
Caroline is survived by three sons and one daughter: Paul (Carol) of Whitewater, WI, and their children: Dan, Ann Marie, Brian; Glenn (Mary Ellen) of Hot Springs, AR, and their children: Vickie, Deanne, Donna; Bruce of Melrose Park, IL, and his daughter, Dawn; Karenmarie (Bill) Meyer of Hinsdale, IL, and their children: Kaitlin, Bethany, Billy, Kristian; and nine great-grandchildren. Caroline was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1997; and her son, William, in 1973.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at ST. ISAAC JOGUES CHURCH, 306 W. 4th Street, Hinsdale, IL. Visitation will be from 3 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at the ADOLF FUNERAL HOME, 7000 S. Madison Street, Willowbrook, IL.
The NITARDY FUNERAL HOME, Whitewater, WI, assisted the family locally. www.nitardyfuneralhome.com