Carol MacDonald

July 9, 1954 - January 24, 2017
Traverse City, MI



Saturday, January 28, 2017
3:00 PM EST
Christ Community Church., Seventh and Oak Street

The family will greet friends starting at 2pm.


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

May be made to the daughter, Niche Walker for the benefit of Carol's grandchildren


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Cherryland Floral
1208 S. Garfield
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 941-5761
Driving Directions
Web Site

Blossom Shop
1023 E. Eighth St.
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 932-9470
Driving Directions
Web Site

Flower Station
341 W. Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 946-1742
Driving Directions
Web Site

Lilies Of The Alley
227 E. State St - Alley
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 360-3620
Web Site

Life Story / Obituary


Carol Lynn MacDonald, 62, of Traverse City died Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

She was born on July 9, 1954 in Pontiac the daughter of Mitchell and Dorothy (Prusakiewicz) Jaruzel.

Carol was a homemaker most of her life, enjoying being a wife and raising her children. She loved gardening, gazing at the moon and the stars, making wreath's and other crafts. She enjoyed Morel Mushroom hunting, camping, campfires; even in the winter months, and just loved being outdoors. Carol was able to befriend and connect with younger children and the elderly. Most of all she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was very giving to her family and others.

Carol is survived by her children, Chris (Brandy) Jaruzel, Niche (Germaine) Walker, Candace Jaruzel all of Traverse City and Julia Wigman of Royal Oak; grandchildren, Jade, Jordan, Devante, Willow, Nyilee, Diamond, Logan and Addison; sisters, Sue (Roger) Falco, Barb Matthews, Mary Brown, Josephine Kellar, Monica Green, Martha (Doug) Holda and Julianna Touchtone; brothers, Ron (Sue) Jaruzel, Bill (Donna) Jaruzel, Patrick Jaruzel and Brian Jaruzel.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Daniel J. MacDonald and son-in-law, Damien Smith.

Memorial Services will be held 3pm, Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Christ Community Church., Seventh and Oak Street, Traverse City. The family will greet friends starting at 2pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to Niche Walker for the benefit of the grandchildren. Please visit to sign the guest book and share your thoughts and memories with the family. The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.