Carol Powell

Carol Powell

IRON MOUNTAIN — Carol M. Powell, 89, of Breitung Township and formerly of Goodman, Wis., passed away Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at Evergreen Heights Assisted Living in Kingsford.

She was born May 20, 1928, in Norwood, Wis., daughter of the late Earl and Ethel (Nonnenmacher) Olson. Carol graduated from Antigo High School, Class of 1946. She married Kenneth Powell on June 30, 1950, in Antigo, Wis. He preceded her in death on Dec. 25, 2016. They lived in Elton, Wis. before moving to Goodman in October 1958. Carol was a member of Union Protestant Church in Goodman, a founding member of the Goodman-Armstrong Creek Rescue Squad, and a member of the Martell-Musiaw American Legion Post 325 Auxiliary for more than 50 years. She worked for Goodman Veneer Mill from 1968 until 1993.

She is survived by one daughter, Kay (Glen) Meyer of Fence, Wis.; one son, Bruce (Sharon) Powell of Bradley, Ill.; six grandchildren, Nikki, Danielle, Kelli, Cody, Grant and Cole; four great-grandchildren, Millie, Callie, Mick and Xavier; three sisters-in-law, Connie Powell, Donna LaPage and Carol O’Meara, all of Antigo, Wis.; two brothers-in-law, Lionel Robinson of Bolingbrook, Ill. and Ralph Kelpsas; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Kenneth, Carol was preceded in death by two brothers, Floyd (Lola) Olson and Keith Olson; one grandson, Justin Powell; six brothers-in-law, Jim (Norma) Powell, Clifford Powell, Thomas Powell, George O’Meara, Mike LaPage and Gary Powell; and by two sisters-in-law, Dulcia Robinson and Marty Kelpsas.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Oct. 13, at the Union Protestant Church in Goodman.

Funeral services will follow at noon Friday at the church. Rev. Henry Yoap will officiate. Burial will be in Goodman Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the Goodman-Armstrong Creek Rescue Squad in Carol’s memory.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Carol or leave a condolence for her family online at

The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron Mountain to honor Carol’s legacy of life.