Isadora S. Carroll, age 102, of the Town of Hull passed away on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, surrounded by three generations of her family members, and under the care of Compassus Hospice.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Isadora will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday June 1, 2021, at St. Casimir Catholic Church. Rev. Arul Joseph V. will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends and family will gather to share memories from 9:00-10:15 am prior to Mass at the church. Shuda Funeral Service is assisting the family.
Isadora was born January 13, 1919, in Stone Lake, WI, the daughter of William and Alice (Lavelle) Boylan. She married Henry Carroll on July 15, 1948, at St Phillips Catholic Church in Stone Lake. She attended Jordan Grade School near Stone Lake, WI, and graduated from Hayward High School. She then graduated with a teaching degree from Superior State Teachers College in Superior, WI, and taught grades one through eight at numerous schools in the state, including Round Lake, Stone Lake, Goodman, White Lake, Watertown, and Ashland. Several of these schools were one room, and she taught all eight grades. After moving to the Stevens Point area in 1961, she attended UW Stevens Point and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree and taught in the Stevens Point School District. She also taught CCD classes at St. Casimir Parish for many years.
Isadora enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, canning, and reading. She was a 4-H club leader for many years in the Town of Hull, and she brought the first RIF (Reading Is Fundamental) program, the largest non-profit children's literacy organization in the United States, to Central Wisconsin. Isadora was also a member of the League of Women Voters for many years and served on numerous committees.
When Isadora retired, she became a member of the Stevens Point Area Retired Teachers Association. She also became involved with many activities at The Lincoln Center, participating in genealogy classes for several semesters, and she particularly enjoyed a class in "Writing Your Life Story" which she thought should be encouraged for all retirees. She had always been a great storyteller but started writing hundreds of her life stories during and after this class. These stories are now being enjoyed by three new generations.
Isadora loved spending time with her very large family. She is survived by two sons, Kevin (Pat) Carroll, of Wisconsin Rapids, and Timothy Carroll, of Stevens Point, and three daughters, Bonnie (Frederick) Berry, Stevens Point, Patricia Carroll, of Amherst, and Jeanne Carroll (Dean Barrington), of Stevens Point. Isadora was blessed with 15 grandchildren: Brian Bell, Aaron (Joan), Michael and Matthew Carroll, Daniel and Jessica Berry, Brendon (Courtney), Heidi (Scott Roberts) and Marissa Schelke, John Carroll, Kathryn (Nathan) Delano, Keith Schmidt-Way, William and Jillian Carroll, and Alicia Barrington. She was further blessed by 17 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Isadora was preceded in death by her husband Henry, her son William Carroll, her daughter, Catherine Bell-Ghory, her son-in law, Saliba Ghory, and grandchildren, Daniel, Jessica, Brian, and Keith. She is also preceded in death by her parents, William and Alice Boylan, her sister Kathleen “Marie” Langham, and her three brothers, John, Eugene, and Marshall Boylan.