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Carol Semerau, 74, of Midland, passed away on January 11, 2020 at MidMichigan Medical Center. She was born on October 26, 1945 to the late French and Bessie (Bixler) Greathouse. On June 25, 1965 she married Frank Semerau and they had 47 wonderful years together before he predeceased her on April 13, 2012.

Carol worked as a medical biller for Covenant Hospital in Saginaw. She enjoyed sewing, quilting club, water aerobics group, and was a member of the Red Hats. Carol volunteered at various activities including Kings Daughters and as a prayer provider for medical facilities.

Carol is survived by her daughters, Lisa (David) Tutterow, Michelle (Robert) Sparling, grandchildren, Joshua Paris, Jason (Hannah) Paris, and great grandchild, Payton Paris. She is also survived by her brother Earl (Mary) Greathouse. Carol was predeceased by her brother, Carl (Joan) Greathouse.

A memorial visitation will be held a Smith-Miner Funeral Home on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Burial will take place at Coopers Rock Mountain, West Virginia at a later date.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Midland’s King’s Daughters Home.

Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Semerau family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.

Condolence Messages

  1. Kari and Dave Baisden

    18 January 2020 2 years ago

    Our sympathies are with Lisa and Dave and Michelle and her family at this time of loss. Sending healing thoughts and prayers.

  2. Alice McGarvie

    15 January 2020 2 years ago

    So sorry to hear of Carol passing. I had the opportunity in sharing a mission trip to South Dakota to Eagle Butte with her.

  3. Patty Simonds

    14 January 2020 2 years ago

    I met Carol when we sang in the Chorale in Midland. She was a very kind woman and I really enjoyed her.

  4. Robert Sparling

    14 January 2020 2 years ago

    She is in my prayers.

  5. Joan Greathouse

    14 January 2020 2 years ago

    My heart is broken in the lose of my dear sister-in-law. My deepest sympathy to Lisa, Michelle and their families

  6. Patricia Baker

    14 January 2020 2 years ago

    So sad for the loss of your mom.
    Big hugs,
    Ray and Patsy Baker

  7. Heidi Fowler

    14 January 2020 2 years ago

    Sending love to all of you. I knew Carol through Holy Family Episcopal Church and we were all blessed by her presence there. Such a wonderful, strong woman of faith.

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