Carol L. Paprocki, age 74, of Round Lake Beach, has gone to be with The Lord. She passed on Sunday, July 21, 2019. She was born in Chicago to Thadeus and Helen (Motyka) Piechocki on January 19, 1945.
Carol was retired and had previously worked as a Quality Control Inspector for Motorola, Honeywell, and Zebra Tech. She prided herself on being a strong, independent woman. She was a single mom who devoted herself to raising her daughter Colleen. She was thankful to have been able to purchase a home and provide for the two of them on a single income.
Carol was a devoted follower of Jesus Christ and a dedicated member of Living Waters Church. Carol helped others through volunteer work such as delivering pantry food and caring for the elderly. She decorated her house and her car with scripture and quotes to guide her days, inspire others, and spread the word of God. The quote she saw each morning read:
“Good Morning, Carol! This is God. I will be handling all your problems today. I will NOT need your help. So, have a good day!”
Her favorite pastimes included being around family and friends, Bible study and fellowship. She also enjoyed creating fleece blankets, sewing, working on crossword puzzles, and flower gardening.
Carol was active and had no plans to slow down. Her spunky attitude brought smiles to the faces of others and she always tried to make even the most mundane tasks fun.
Carol loved her dog, Tiny, and was a wonderful, caring mother and grandmother who strived to create great memories. She had the gift of making everyone around her feel loved.
Those left behind to cherish Carol’s memory include her daughter, Colleen (Daniel) Ryan; her grandchildren, Charla Ryan and Dallas Ryan; as well as her sister, Christine (Bob) Piechocki-Adams.
Carol was reunited with her parents; her sister, Joan Hayes; her brother, Raymond Piechocki; and her beloved pooch, Booboo, who was undoubtedly waiting for her at the rainbow bridge.
Services will be held at Living Waters Church, 525 N. Atkinson Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 4th, followed by a Memorial Service/Celebration of Life from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Carol’s family asks that everyone honor their own mother, whether that be taking her out to dinner or spending quality time with her.