Carol J. Vandermissen, 50, of Menominee, passed away Monday, March 4, 2013. She was born August 23, 1962, in Appleton, Wis. to Victor and Grace (Femal) Grosskopf.
Everyone who knew Carol would say she had a big heart, loved everyone and always had a piece of advice. She was best known for her time at the DeYoung Family Zoo, opening her home to anyone and Sunday dinners.
Carol is survived by her husband, Ken Vandermissen; daughter, Hailey Babcock (fiancé, Cody Braun); step-daughter, Jean Vandermissen; sisters: Vicki (Dan) Thomas, Susan (Gary) Hoerth, Janet (Rick) Pulec and her father, William Baldwin and his daughters; nieces, nephews and many "adopted" kids. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Cathy.
A private family memorial gathering will be held at her home on Sunday, March 10, 2013.
Native American Poem
Don't stand by my grave and weep, for I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond's glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn's rain.
Don't stand by my grave and cry. I am not there. I did not die.
 Hansen-Onion-Martell funeral home is assisting the family.