Carolyn Hylek

Obituary of Carolyn Hylek

M. Carolyn Hylek, formerly of Grand Ledge, Michigan and resident of Canadian Lakes passed away peacefully on September 3, 2020 at the age of 79; three-1/2 short weeks following her husband Ted’s passing.  

Carolyn was born in Grand Rapids on May 31, 1941 and grew up in Grand Ledge. She was the daughter of Donald and Carolyn (Cleverdon) Church. Carolyn married A. Ted Hylek November 27, 1959 and was married nearly 61 years. Carolyn was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister and will be missed dearly.  

Carolyn’s favorite thing to do was laugh! She truly enjoyed attending her sons and grandchildren’s sporting activities. She was a member of the Canadian Lakes choir and gardening club. Carolyn also enjoyed reuniting with her girlfriends and former classmates back in Grand Ledge at the local A&W.  During retirement Carolyn “the lucky lady” loved going to the casino playing the slots. Her most enjoyable times were spent when she joined her family at their hunting property during hunting season. Proudly known as “Dead Eye”, Carolyn rivaled her sons and husband shooting four large bucks of her own.   

Carolyn is described as selfless, loving, caring, frugal and always put others first. She is survived by her sons, Jeff (Shelley Jara, girlfriend), Todd (Barb Farr, fiancée), and Kurt (Carrie) Hylek; Sister’s Linda (Carl) Babb and Kathy (Larry) Frisoli; grandchildren, Tanner and Chase Hylek, Reilly and Luke Farr, Brooke and Logan Hylek. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother-in-law, Lew, and sister, Ann John and her loving husband, Ted. The family would like to express many thanks and gratitude to Kami Lehnert, Judy Gross, Elara Caring, Royal View Assisted Living and all the many friends. Ted and Carolyn had a much richer life because of all those who cared and helped.

A celebration of their lives will be held Saturday September 12th, 2020 with a viewing starting at 12 noon, service at 1:00 pm with Pastor Adrian Eising officiating, and a luncheon immediately following. Location will be at the Wheatland Township Park pavilion, 398 Charles St., Remus, Michigan 49340.  To accommodate social distancing and possible inclement weather the service will be under a large pavilion with seating.  If you wish to further distance, you are welcome to bring your own chairs to set up under the pavilion.  Casual attire.  Please wear face masks so that everyone can pay their respects without concern for safety.

Those desiring may direct memorial contributions to the family to benefit the staff and residents of Royal View Assisted Living in remembrance of Ted and Carolyn. 

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Saturday
12
September

Viewing

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Saturday, September 12, 2020
Wheatland Township Park
398 Charles St.
Remus, Michigan, United States
Saturday
12
September

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm
Saturday, September 12, 2020
Wheatland Twp. Park Pavilion
398 Charles St.
Remus, Michigan, United States
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