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Carol M. McKellips, 77, died Sunday at Ridgewood Care Center. She was born in Racine, October 20, 1941, daughter of the late John and Isabelle (Nee: Higgins) Petersen.

Carol was a graduate of William Horlick High School. On February 27, 1960 at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, she married Leroy W. McKellips. She had been employed at Western Publishing Company and was a member of their “20 Year Club.” Above all, Carol treasured time with her family.

She will be dearly missed by her loving husband of fifty-nine years, LeRoy; her children, Kenneth McKellips, Deborah Vinkavich; her five grandchildren, Maggie McKellips, Danielle McKellips, Kyle (Amanda) McKellips, Nicole Zanis, Carly Vinkavich; her great-grandchildren, Conner, Kenna, Vahla and Caden McKellips; brothers, David Petersen, John Petersen; sister, Joyce (Jim) Spang; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Kenny Higgins and LeRoy Petersen.

Private funeral services were held with interment at Caledonia Memorial Park.

Please send condolences to Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home.