Carol Ann Robinson, 61

Carol Ann Robinson, 61, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away early Sunday morning, March 8, 2009, at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born July 1, 1947, in Sturgis, Mich., a daughter to William and Rose (Bonfiglio) Mecklenburg.

Carol had resided in the Sturgis and Bronson area her whole life.

On Aug. 17, 1996, she married Perry Robinson in Sturgis.

For over 18 years she had been employed by Bronson Plastics and for eight years she was employed in the Quality Control Department at Summit Polymers in Sturgis. For many years Carol owned and operated Carol’s Rent-A-Friend. A business that was perfect for Carol, she was one always ready to give of her time and efforts to others, especially the elderly.

She was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sturgis, Captain John J. Kelley Post #1355 VFW Auxiliary, Neuman-Wenzel Post #73 American Legion Auxiliary and a very active member of Eagles Lodge #1314 where for over 10 years she had served as Madam Chaplin.

She enjoyed working in her garden, searching for everything and anything on her computer and was a fan of NASCAR always rooting for Tony Stewart. Carol was a true Michigan fan and was maze and blue all the way. Carol had many interests and involvements but what was most important in her life was her family.

Carol will always be remembered for her love of life. On June 20, 2008, Carol was the recipient of a liver transplant something she fought so very hard to receive and throughout this battle with cancer Carol never gave up. She will live on in her family’s life as a true role model.

She is survived by her loving husband, Perry; one daughter, Sonya Clouse of Adrian; one son, Steve Clouse of Sturgis; two grandchildren, Stephanie Clouse of Sturgis and Brandon Snell of Crystal Falls; mother, Rose Mecklenburg of Bronson; two sisters, Robin (Mike) Losinski of Bronson and Kim (Larry Patton) Frye of Angola, Ind.; one brother, Jan Mecklenburg of Bronson and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father and one brother, Terry Mecklenburg.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services celebrating the life of Carol Ann Robinson will be held at 2 p.m.Wednesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Richard Altine of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sturgis will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis. A luncheon will follow the graveside service at the Eagles Lodge 1207 W. Chicago Rd., Sturgis.

Memorial donations would be appreciated to the family c/o: Perry Robinson, 502 Center St., Sturgis, MI 49091. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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