Carol C. Brice, 88, Bellevue resident, peacefully passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2023, with family by her side. She was born the sixth child out of nine, on September 14, 1934, in Green Bay, to the late Albert and Henrietta (VandenLangenberg) Guns. She was raised on a farm and because of her fear of cows, she stayed inside and tended to the housework. It was here that she learned how to keep a meticulous home.
Carol took her first job at Donavan’s Bakery very seriously; but what she took more seriously was her role as wife and mother. Carol married Ron, the boy from across the road, on September 25, 1954, at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church. It was an all-day celebration beginning with Mass at 8:30. Carol was the mother of six children. She loved to cook and made sure no one ever went away hungry. She was a member of the Brown County Homemakers Association and the St. Philip Altar Society. Carol was very active in her faith. She loved flowers and her flower gardens.
No matter if you were family or friend; you were always welcome at the Brice home. Many times, you didn’t leave without something to eat and a game of cards. Ron and Carol always looked forward to “Happy Hour”. It may have been 3:00 on one day and 4:00 on another but, there usually was a “Happy Hour”.
Being married for 66 years Carol and Ron together enjoyed bowling, golf, cards, and travel. A trip to the casino was not out of the ordinary. In fact, the “one armed bandits” were known to be her friend. Carol loved playing cards with family and friends. She also loved to go up north because it was great family time.
Anybody who knew Carol knew that she had a special way with babies. All you had to do was watch her while she was holding a baby and she outwardly displayed so much love and patience. It was such a beautiful, loving exchange to witness.
Carol’s very kind spirit, and her unconditional love will be missed by all the lives she touched.
She is survived by her children: Pam (Keith) Domke; Tony (Dorothy) Brice; Cheri (Kevin) Brice-Lasee; Al (Karen) Brice; Marty (Brenda) Brice; Jeanne (Paul) Godschalx; 18 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; her brother, Jim (Sally) Guns; two sisters-in-law, Marilyn Guns and Doris Brice and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ron on November 16, 2020; her parents, Albert and Henrietta Guns; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Harold and Hazel Brice, her siblings: Ray (Arlene) Guns, Luella (Wencil) Froelich, Isabel (Rich) Puyleart, Ursula (Ray) Puyleart, Gordy (Joyce) Guns, Laverne (Don) Delarulle, Robert Guns; her in-laws, Jerry Brice, Joyce (Pete) VandenBerg, Germaine (Bob) Matzke and Dan Brice.
Friends may call at may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. on Sunday, January 15, from 3:00 – 6:00 pm. A parish wake service will close the visitation at 6:00 pm. Visitation will continue on Monday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 3045 Willow Rd. from 9:00-10:45 am. Funeral Mass 11:00 am Monday at the church with Rev. Dennis Ryan officiating. Entombment in the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences may be sent to the Brice family at www.prokowall.com.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Bellevue Assisted Living. We were blessed that our mom had some special caregivers that treated her like family and made her feel at home right from the start; You know who you are. A special thanks to her “lunch pals” Darrell and Uncle Milt. Thanks for your friendship and kindness to our mom. Thank you also to Home Instead and ProMedica; in particular, Traci. You made the transition from this life to the next go smoothly with love and support.
Robert J. Walczyk JR. is serving the family.