Carolyn L. Rowland

PORTAGE – Carolyn L. Rowland, age 81, of Portage, passed away on Friday, November 3, 2023, at her home in Portage.

Carolyn was born on May 27, 1942, in Ypsilanti, Michigan, the daughter of John and Dorothy (Wilson) Rowland. She was a member of Portage Elks Lodge.  Carolyn had worked at RayOVac in Portage for many years.

She is survived by her sons, Calvin Walter and Todd Walter; her grandchildren, Brooke Walter, Dylyn Walter and Kylyn Walter;  two great-grandchildren, Arthur and Jackson Schultz;  her siblings, Mike (Fran) Rowland, Robert (Paula) Rowland and Rosemary (Dennis) Schwerm;  her step-sisters and step-brother, Margaret Rowland, Claire Hobbs and Joe Kylman; other relatives and many friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-mother, Vieno Juntunen Rowland, and two brothers, James Rowland and Donald Kylman.  

Memorial services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2023, at Pflanz Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage.  Inurnment will be private.  Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2023, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

Pflanz Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.