Carole A. Kreider, 87, formerly of South Whitley, passed away peacefully at 1:38 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at the Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, where she had been a resident since September 2018.
She was born July 15, 1932, in Whitley County, the only daughter of the late Otto H. and Fern (Myers) Leaf. Her formative years were spent in Cleveland Township where she graduated from South Whitley High School in 1950.
On Sept. 16, 1950, she was united in marriage to Clarence H. Kreider. They have always lived in the South Whitley area.
In addition to being a full-time homemaker, she worked for Passages, Inc., Columbia City for over 23 years as an employment specialist, retiring in 1996.
She is survived by her loving husband of 69 years: Clarence; a son: Tod Lynn (Traci) Kreider, South Whitley; a grandson: Tayler E. (Kelli) Kreider, South Whitley; and great-grandsons: Kaden Kreider and Kole Kreider.
Additionally, she was preceded in death by a son: Timothy Lee Kreider.
There will be no services.
Memorials in Carole’s honor are to Passages, Inc., Columbia City or Collamer Christian Church.