Carolla Jean Steele, 74, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013.

Carol was born April 15, 1939, in Spring Grove. She retired from Trane Company in La Crosse, Wis., and lived in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where she enjoyed travelling, painting, downhill skiing and kayaking.

Carol is survived by her sons, Jim (Carrie) Steele and Ben (Danielle) Steele; five grandchildren; six stepchildren, spouses and stepgrandchildren; three siblings, Charles (Cynthia), Roger (Viette), Ardell (Doris) and two special friends, Jerry Klingbeil and her Norwegian elkhound, Gena.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Arnold and Myrtle Peterson.

A family memorial will be held.