of Jackson, age 71, went to be with the Lord Monday, October 2, 2017 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. She was born May 26, 1946 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Clarence B. & Betty Lea (Thorn) Pietila. Carol graduated from Pinckney High School in 1964. She worked for Raycon, 3M, Chrysler, and retired from Gelman Sciences/ Pall Corp. Carol attended the Chelsea Free Methodist Church, and more recently Crossroads Church in Stockbridge. She participated in several Bible studies, and loved taking care of the babies at church. Carol loved being at Patterson Lake, and all the water activities. She fed everyone she met.
On September 25, 1992, she married William Ostrander in Howell, MI, and he survives. Other survivors include two sons, Wilson (Genoveva) Denny of GA, J.D. Charles of Lansing; two daughters, Rhonda (Daryl) Denny-Mosher of Grass Lake, Kim Charles of Howell; a daughter-in-law, Vicki (Steven) Denny-Pietila of Pinckney;13 grandchildren, Bobby Denny, Carolyn Denny, Taylor Mosher, Cheyenne Mosher, Alexandria Gray-Lion, Tricia Gary, Drew Gary, Aaron Cornack, Steven Pietila, Matthew Pietila, Angel Gonzalez, Ivan Gonzalez, Noemi Gonzalez; a great-grandson, Anthony; a brother, Jim (Paula) Pietila of Leslie; a sister-in-law, Mary Pietila; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Denny, her first husband, Robert Denny, her sister Kaye (Jack) Charles, and her brother, Wes Pietila.
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 6, 2017, 11:00 am at Cole Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. The family will receive friends from 9:00 - 11:00 am before the funeral. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, 1169 Oak Valley Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48108.