Carol Anne (Ganser) Mack, 76, of Medina, passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 16, 2021 due to complications of a stroke. Carol found comfort during her final days surrounded by family.
Carol was born September 23, 1944 to Edward George Ganser and Rose Margaret (Prodzinski) Ganser. She grew up on the family farm Northwest of Windsor and attended Cleveland public school. On July 18, 1963, Carol married the love of her life, Stanley Michael Mack at St. Mathias in Windsor, ND. The couple started their family together in Jamestown, but later moved to Emerado. They eventually planted their roots in Kensal in 1970 and lived there till 2000. After the loss of her beloved husband, Stanley, Carol moved to Medina, ND where she resided till her passing.
While growing up, Carol enjoyed playing basketball and softball at school. She especially loved to dance and play cards with her late husband, Stanley. Carol loved spending time with children, even if they were not hers, and could often be seen with a child in her arms. She drove school bus for Kensal and Medina, devoting over 30 years of service. She always found a way to keep busy, helping whenever she had time at the Medina Café. Carol devoted her life to her family, especially enjoyed attending her children’s, grandchildren’s, and great grandchildren’s various activities. She had many hobbies including reading, gardening, canning, cooking, baking (world’s best buns), and sewing. Carol was a devoted Catholic; she found comfort after Stanley passed in saying the Rosary daily and listening to the McCoy program.
Carol is survived by her nine children, Matthew (Bev) Mack, of Devils Lake, ND, Henry (Cherie’) Mack of Dickinson, ND, Patrick (Shelley) Mack of Jamestown, ND, Cindy (Alan) Sabinash of Jamestown, ND, Bev (Troy) Orr of Ypsilanti, ND, Angela (Chad) Albrecht, of Buchanan, ND, Nathan (Jen) Mack of Jamestown, ND, DeAnn Mack, of Jamestown, ND, Eric (Ariel) Mack, of Lincoln, ND, 19 grandchildren; Travis, Lee, Heidi, Austin, Macy, Nathan, Aaron, Miranda, Kreszentia, Tanner, Taylor, Tate, Carson, Kirsten, Shantel, Nichole, Sawyer, Payton, and Tessa, and 9 great grandchildren; Ethan, Karli, Aubree, Karter, Kooper, Keaghan, Kashtyn, Casyn, and Eastyn. She is survived by siblings and siblings-in-law; Rita Jawaski, Vernon (Betty) Ganser, Rosalie Andres, Marietta Ganser, Betty Mack, Andy (Rosy) Mack, Simon (Fern) Mack, Joe Mack, Lenora Kutz, and Edith (Phillip) Stoppleworth. Carol is survived by many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
She was preceded in death by parents, husband, Stanley’s parents, Henry and Mary Mack, brother, Ronald Ganser, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Lester Andres, Henry Mack, Luella Mack, Tony and Doris Mack, Mary and Don Stenerson, and Leopoldina and Jim Schumacher, and baby Wanzek.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 22, 2021 at St. James Basilica, Jamestown.
Vigil: 7:00 p.m., Sunday, February 21, 2021 at St. James Basilica with a Rosary beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Visitation: One hour before each service at the church.
Burial: St. Pauline Cemetery, Windsor, ND.
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