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Caroline Domke

1931 - 2014

Caroline Margaret Domke age 82 of Ocqueoc
passed away October 30, 2014 at Golden Beach Manor.

She was born November 5, 1931 in Pleasant Lake Twp.,
South Dakota to Albert and Marian (Roberts) Artz.

Caroline is survived by:
her husband Bennadict “Ben”;
4 sons, Daryl of Grand Rapids, Danny (Gwyn) of Hubbard Lake,
Roger (Mary) of Findlay, Ohio, and Wayne of Park City, Utah;
1 daughter, Shelli Kay Domke-Richter of LaGrange, Kentucky;
13 grandchildren, Alisha, Jason, Dannielle, Jessica, Michael, Alyssa,
Lindsey, Mitchell, Ryan, Lawson, Rachel, Westen, and
1 great grandson, Benjaman;
6 siblings, Edward (Wanda) Artz, Mildred Niewenhuis,
Barbara (Bob) Wieczorek, Kenneth (Sharon) Artz,
Donna (Larry) Vreugdenhil, and David Artz,

Caroline Margaret was love; straight from God, a special gift to those she
encountered, “For I know the plans I have for you”, — Jeremiah 29:11,
Caroline was dedicated; dedicated to her Saviour Jesus Christ, dedicated
to her husband, and dedicated to her children. Caroline grew up on a farm
in Plankinton, South Dakota. Nurtured in a Christian family, she
graduated from Stickney High School and State Teachers College. She
taught in Aurora County, South Dakota before marrying Bennadict on
June 15, 1956 and moving to Ocqueoc, Michigan to continue her amazing
journey. Caroline loves her Lord. She taught Sunday School and Bible
School at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ocqueoc for 30 years. She was
always involved in Bible studies, ladies clubs, and always helping and
giving so much of herself to so many others. She was very dedicated to
the young people of the church, Caroline was a most precious soul, She
was one of a kind, with angel eyes, a godly heart and godly love.

She knew everyone’s birthday. She was the essence of love and patience.
She made everyone feel like family; and next to God — family was
everything. She sang and hummed worship songs while going about her
busy days. Caring for her family; being at all school functions and
everyone’s ball games, baking yummy bread, picking vegetables and fruits
to can, her pretty flowers in the gardens, playing with Kitten,
and having time for tea or a card game, “I thank my God for you every
time I think of you”. — Philippians 1:3. Her family and so many others
will continue to benefit from her graciousness, beautiful heart, and kind
spirit. We are thankful that we are able to prosper in the knowledge she
shared of God’s great love for us, Generations will call her blessed; for
Caroline is a precious gift straight from God. Dance, Sing, and
worship as Jesus welcomes His faithful servant home.

Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Friday, November 7th from
3:00 until 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30, Visitation will resume
on Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ocqueoc from 10:00 a.m.
through time of funeral at 11:00 a.m. with with Pastor Denise Scheer and
Rev. Lloyd Ziebarth officiating.

Interment will take place at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to: Trinity Lutheran Church c/o Donald Matthews,
4512 North Ocqueoc Road, Millersburg, Michigan 49759

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