Carole M. Derbique, 89, died Wednesday, November 16, 2022. She was born May 15, 1933, in Green Bay to Elmer and Hazel (Van Rixel) Van Bellinger.
Carole attended St. Willebrord Catholic Grade School, and later graduated from Green Bay East High School, Class of 1951. She worked at The Northern Abstract Company for many years before becoming a stay-at-home mother. On June 11, 1955, Carole married James “Jim” Derbique at St. Willebrord Catholic Church. Carole was a longtime member of St. Matthew Catholic Church, then Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Two Rivers and served on the Christian Mothers Committee there, and finally St. Willebrord Catholic Church in Green Bay. She was active in the various Sanctuary Societies and Justice and Peace Committees. Carole also served as a Communion Distributor at Bellin Hospital for many years.
She had a strong interest in music, being a gifted pianist. This prompted her interest with The Green Bay Symphony and her work with the Symphony Guild. Carole was active with children in scouting, being a Brownie Leader, a Cub Scout Den Mother, and Girl Scout Leader. She was a member of the Bay Area Genealogy Society and compiled massive amounts of information over eight family trees and was a past member of the Board of Directors of Silver Lake College. While in Two Rivers, Carole was a member of the Cool City Garden Club and the Manitowoc County Junior Service League. She had a great interest in her grandchildren, especially going to the many basketball games, baseball games, as well as the concerts. Carole loved the outdoors and spending time at the family cabin which is now part of a tree farm.
Carole is survived by her husband, Jim; her children, Mary (Kenneth) DuVall, Green Bay, and Paul (Shannon) Derbique, Colorado Springs, CO; her grandchildren, Adam (Heather) DuVall, Matthew (Tess) DuVall, Sarah DuVall, and Jack Derbique; a great-granddaughter, Ava; and nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by a son, John Arthur Derbique; her parents; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Arthur and Marie Derbique; brothers-in law, and sisters-in-law, Lyle and Ione Morrison, Harold and Beverly Derbique, and Kenneth and Betty Derbique.
Friends may call at St. Willebrord Catholic Church, 209 N. Adams Street, on Monday, November 21st, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Andrew Cribben O. Praem officiating. Entombment will be in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. On-line condolences may be given at www.prokowall.com.