WISCONSIN DELLS—Carol Baggot, age 82, of Wisconsin Dells, Wis., passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at the St. Clare Hospice House in Baraboo after a brief illness.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018, at ST. CECILIA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Wisconsin Dells, with Father Eric Sternberg celebrating. Visitation will be held at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. A luncheon at THE KEG, located nearby at 732 Oak St. in the Dells, will ensue after the Mass.
Carol was born on Feb. 14, 1936, in Dodgeville, Wis., the daughter of Leo and Lucille (Carroll) Kreul. She grew up in Highland, Wis. with her six siblings, and graduated from Highland High School in 1954. She then continued her education at Platteville State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in 1958.
In 1959, she married Edward Baggot of Wisconsin Dells, and they remained married for nearly 40 years until his death. After getting married, they both taught school in Freeport, Ill. for a year and then settled down in the Dells, where they raised their five children and where Ed and his business partner, Clark Winn, operated Wisconsin River boat trips and duck tours on Mirror Lake for many years. Carol returned to teaching full-time in the Wisconsin Dells school system in 1985 until she retired in 1999.
Carol was an active member of St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church and volunteered for several years as a tutor for the Wisconsin Dells Adult Literacy Council. She was a caring wife and mother and will be remembered, particularly by her children, for her kindness, unflinching support, and optimistic attitude on life.
Carol is survived by her children, Thomas, Peter, Christopher and Mark (Traci) Baggot and Anne (Skip) Blake; her sisters, Margaret (Paul) Kelley and Evelyn (Warren) McQuade; sisters-in-law, Margaret (Mark) Dadd and Agatha “Ceil” (James) Kelly; grandchildren, Devon Baggot, Riley Baggot and Maria Blake; as well as many other extended family members. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her siblings, Tom (Jean) Kreul, Bill Kreul, Mary Claire Kreul and Virginia (Joe) Prochaska.
The Picha Funeral Home and Crematory of Wisconsin Dells, Wis. assisted the family with arrangements. For online condolences, go to www.pichafuneralhome.com.