Carol Dorothy Captain, nee: Bayer, age 79, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 12, 2012. She was born on July 15, 1932, the daughter of the late Carl and Edith (Biesenstein) Bayer. She will be remembered as a loving family member, friend and neighbor who was generous, sharing, kind and giving. Carol loved life and gave her heart to those around her. She retired from James River Paper Company after many years of service to enjoy her home and yard, morning coffee, flowers and tomato plants, the Cubbies and Packers. She will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched.
Carol is lovingly survived by her son, Gary Hawley (fiancé, Mary Jane Thomas) of Honolulu, Hawaii; sisters: Joan Neuman of Appleton and Claire Zielinski of Appleton; brothers: Carl Bayer of Green Bay and James Bayer of Appleton. Carol is preceded in death by her husband, Tom Captain and sister, Mildred Bayer.
A Funeral Service for Carol will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at the Martens-Laemmrich Funeral Home, 312 Milwaukee Street, Menasha, with Pastor Rich Engel officiating. Friends will be received at the funeral home from 3:00 p.m. until the time of service. Please sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Carol at our website.