Obituary for Carolyn Kay Thaler

Carolyn Kay Thaler

Birth Date: Sep. 25th, 1945
Date Passed: Nov. 8th, 2018


Carolyn Kay Thaler age 73, of Grand Rapids, MI died Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Boulder Creek Assisted Living in Rockford, MI. Carolyn was born on September 25, 1945 in Grand Rapids, MI to the late Ellis C. and Ruth (Millard) Balcom. Carolyn is survived by: 5 Daughters: Tania (Ed) DuBeau of Maryland, Elisabeth (David) Wildey of Maryland, Christina (Jason) Kolenda of Belding, Cara (Matt) Kerwin of Rockford, and Lindsey (Armando) Rivas. 5 Sons: Dave (Kaylene) Thaler of Washington, Adam (Amie) Thaler of Washington, Jay (Richelle) Thaler of Washington, Joseph (Randi) Thaler of Wyoming, MI and Daniel (Marissa) Thaler of Lansing. 11 Grandsons and 11 Granddaughters. 2 Sisters: Margaret Kentro of California and Jane (Gary) Meerman of Conklin. 2 Brothers: Jack Balcom and Jim (Kathleen) Balcom both of Allendale. Several nieces and nephews also survive. A Memorial Service will be conducted on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 1:00pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 2780 Leonard Street in Grand Rapids, MI. The family will be at the church 1 hour prior to service to greet friends. Those who wish to give memorial donations instead of flowers may donate to Carolyn’s favorite charity, the LDS Humanitarian fund at Go to: or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna Inc. to sign the online guestbook. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511.


12:00pm to 1:00pm


10:00am on Nov. 17th, 2018 at
Ravenna Township Cemetery
Map/Directions to Ravenna Township Cemetery