May They Rest in Peace: Sr. Carol (Eunice) Krolikowski, IHM
Mar 10, 2019
Sr. Carol Krolikowski, IHM, 77, died Friday, March 8, at Beaumont Hospital, Trenton, Mich., after suffering from heart complications. She was a long-time resident of Monroe.
Sister Carol and her twin brother were born on June 30, 1941, to Thaddeus and Theresa Mary (Matlewski) Krolikowski of Detroit. The family belonged to St. Stanislaus Parish (Detroit) before joining Our Lady Queen of Apostles in nearby Hamtramck. Along with their sister Theresa, the children attended grade school at Our Lady Queen of Apostles. Carol attended Girls’ Catholic Central High School, Detroit, and following graduation, entered the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, of Monroe, and received the religious name, Sister Eunice.
Upon completing her bachelor’s degree from Marygrove College, Sister Carol taught elementary students throughout Michigan at Christ the King, Detroit; Sacred Heart, Auburn Heights; St. John and Lake Michigan Catholic in Benton Harbor, and Hall of the Divine Child, Monroe. Sister Carol was missioned to the western United States and taught at St. Mary in Kingman, Ariz., and John Carroll School in Oklahoma City.
In 1980, her ministry took a new direction as she began studies at Port Huron Community College in the licensed practical nurse program. Sister Carol excelled at this ministry and gave wholeheartedly to serving the IHM community at St. Mary Infirmary (later known as IHM Health Care Center), Mercy Hospital, Port Huron, and Rivergate Convalescent Center, Riverview, for more than 20 years.
Since 2005, Sister Carol ministered in home health care, aiding the elderly and homebound, always hoping to impart the good news of the Gospel to those she cared for and worked with in various settings. She was a caring, faithful companion and visitor to many sisters residing at IHM Senior Living Community, Monroe.
Sister Carol is survived by her brother Thaddeus, sister Theresa Krolikowski Buck, nieces and nephews and her sisters in community. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be held at the IHM Motherhouse, 610 W. Elm Ave., Monroe, on Thursday, March 14, beginning at 9 a.m. A Remembering and Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Chapel at 10 a.m. Burial of cremains will take place in St. Mary Cemetery, weather permitting. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe. Memorials may be made to the IHM Retirement Fund, 610 W. Elm Ave., Monroe, MI 48162-7909.