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Carol Ruth Jouppi

August 1, 1931 - August 31, 2021

Carol Ruth Jouppi, nee Carlson, age 90. Adored wife of the late Jug Jouppi. Loving mother of David (Mary), Mike (Nancy), Cathy (Jim) Rustman, Tim (Jen), and Pat (Diane) Jouppi. Beloved grandmother of Greg (Kristin) Jouppi, Erin (Justin) Ranieri, Krissy (Matty Berube) Jouppi, Brad (Ilana) Jouppi, Amy (Don) Reichelt, Jos…read more

Carol Ruth Jouppi, nee Carlson, age 90. Adored wife of the late Jug Jouppi. Loving mother of David (Mary), Mike (Nancy), Cathy (Jim) Rustman, Tim (Jen), and Pat (Diane) Jouppi. Beloved grandmother of Greg (Kristin) Jouppi, Erin (Justin) Ranieri, Krissy (Matty Berube) Jouppi, Brad (Ilana) Jouppi, Amy (Don) Reichelt, Joshua (Loren) Rustman, Benjamin (Teresa) Rustman, Senia (David) Clark, Riley Jouppi, Chris (Kelli) Copeland and Connor Jouppi. Loving Great Grandmother to 7(and ½). Beloved to many.

Carol Ruth Jouppi passed away on August 31, 2021 at the Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights, Illinois surrounded by family. She was born on August 1, 1931 in Ishpeming, Michigan to Carl and Ruth Carlson. She lived a full and beautiful life. Her superpower was the loving kindness she extended to those around her and the way she made anyone feel comfortable when they walked into her home. Carol loved her family. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren held a special place in her heart. She held many of them shortly after they were born and her smile for them was special. Her grand dogs also held a special place in her heart and were often spoiled more than the kids!

Carol married “Jug” Jouppi on September 4th, 1954 and was married for 50 years. In high school, Carol played the violin and sang in the choir. As a young woman, Carol worked in the hospital lab in Marquette, Michigan, where she met her husband, Jug. She worked as a doctor’s assistant and was the choir director at Messiah Lutheran church in Washburn, Wisconsin. She was also a Sentry insurance agent in West Bend, Wisconsin.

Carol was a talented seamstress and knitter who made countless quilts, wall hangings, baby blankets and sweaters. She loved to paint – pictures, chairs, ornaments – and in retirement Jug and Carol were a team – he worked with wood and Carol would often embellish his finished projects with paint. She loved a good game of ping pong and was an avid Packer, Milwaukee Brewers and Detroit Red Wings fan. Carol also loved a long chat over a good cup of coffee.

Carol was well known for her “Grandma Rolls”, spectacular pasties and an awesome Swedish rye bread. Holidays were always filled with many baked goods that were always popular with the family and friends. It was common for her to bake extra and bring a loaf of bread or cookies to neighbors and friends.

Memorial Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 26, 12PM, Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 185 E Northwest Highway, Palatine, followed by a family led service at 2PM. Interment private.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assocation, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601 or visit https://www.alz.org/illinois/donate 

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Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, September 26, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Smith-Corcoran Palatine Funeral Home

185 E. Northwest Hwy
Palatine, IL 60067

Service Information

Date: Sunday, September 26, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm

Smith-Corcoran Palatine Funeral Home

185 E. Northwest Hwy
Palatine, IL 60067

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